Utilities look to buy dump truck


By Matt Lasley - mlasley@civitasmedia.com



Leitchfield Utilities is looking to purchase a new dump truck in the near future.

Leitchfield Utilities Superintendent Dwight Embry requested to advertise for bids for a new dump truck, roughly estimated to cost between $75,000 and $100,000, during the regularly scheduled Utilities Commission meeting on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 1.

Embry said Leitchfield Utilities currently has two dump trucks, a 1976 model and a 2000 model, both of which are in poor condition.

Additionally, Embry said he would prefer to purchase a tandem dump truck to be able to haul more rock.

After looking into purchasing used dump trucks, Embry said, it was determined that they were not readily available, so he requested to advertise for bids for a new dump truck “to see where we are” as far as pricing.

After a brief discussion, the Utilities Commission passed a motion to allow Embry to advertise for bids for a new dump truck.

In other business:

*The Utilities Commission entered executive session to discuss personnel.

Upon returning to regular session, Utilities Chairman Robert Crawford said the Utilities Commission authorized Embry to approve an employee’s request for use of the city’s sick bank for up to six weeks.

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By Matt Lasley

mlasley@civitasmedia.com

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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