At its June 18, 2012 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council approved the purchase of 11 dump trucks and four front plows from Wolverine Truck Sales. The total cost of the vehicles and equipment was $1,548,376.
The 11 trucks to be replaced with the new vehicles are described in the staff memo accompanying the resolution as averaging $14,000 in repairs each for the last five years. Most of them date from 1999-2001. The dump bodies for some of the trucks are described as rusted out to the point that they would need to be replaced – at a cost of $30,000.
The plows to be replaced date from 1979–1981, and have a fixed angle. The new plows will have an angle that’s adjustable by the driver from inside the cab.
The money for the trucks and plows will be taken from the approved FY 2012 budget for fleet and facilities.
This brief was filed from the city council’s chambers on the second floor of city hall, located at 301 E. Huron. A more detailed report will follow: [link]