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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Some City Owned Vehicles Falling Apart

City-owned vehicles are always a bone of contention at City Hall: namely, who's driving what, where and why. Common council looking once again at upgrades to the city's fleet which includes line painting machines, sanders, 4X4s, trucks and more. 

Councillor David Merrithew supports the $15 million in upgrades, saying he was shocked by wear and tear on some. He says he poked one city truck with a pen and chunks of rusted metal fell off.

Councillors John MacKenzie and Bill Farren meanwhile expressing concern about city staff using vehicles for personal reasons. More info is being gathered on the fleet and what can be fixed--or cut-- in preparation for the 2013 budget.