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City Maintenance and Construction Needs Big Equipment Replacements

As the Washington City Council puts together the budget for next year, they may take on two big equipment needs. The city’s leaf-vac and the street sweeper are targeted for replacement.  On Wednesday, the Washington City Council discussed the machine the city uses to collect leaves, which is basically a huge vacuum and shredder.  The leaf-vac was out of commission for weeks last fall.  City Administrator Brent Hinson says the expected replacement cost is around 35-thousand dollars.  He says that one of the problems is that when the current machine has problems, the city cannot find support.

The draft budget also has 125-thousand dollars for replacing the city street sweeper.