BY MICHAEL MILLER

The City of Savanna’s Public Works Department has been approved for a new vehicle, thanks to the action at the Savanna City Council meeting on January 8, 2019.

Alderman Pat Sanchez delivered the Finance Committee report, including a request for funds for a new vehicle for Public Works. This is a budgeted item, Superintendent of Public Works John Lindeman noted, which will replace the department’s current 2006 Chevy Colorado, which has amassed about 152,000 miles.  Lindeman said this vehicle had experienced multiple issues in the past year and was no longer safe to put on the road.  He added that he felt it was a good time to stop “throwing good money after bad” and replace it.

Lindeman said this vehicle is used to ferry water samples for the department.

He said that $15,000 has been budgeted for a used vehicle, and after a search had found a used 2017 Nissan Frontier two-wheel drive vehicle with under 35,000 miles on it.

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After vote, the council voted to release the necessary funds for this purchase.

The council also voted to approve a recommendation from the Hotel/Motel Committee to allot $10,000 for Festival Grant reimbursements for the 2019/202 budget.  These funds would be available to city businesses to help them promote specific events during the year.

The council approved Warrant #8A and Warrant #9; additional invoices paid in December of $1,920.00 and bills for the month of December totaling $327,581.32, respectively.

Tags: Carroll County News, Savanna, Illinois, Local Government, Illinois Government, Public Works, Savanna City Council

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