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Magistrates buy new dump truck

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By BEN CARLSON

The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Friday morning to spend just over $91,000 to purchase a new dump truck.
The 2015 International Workstar will be purchased under a state price contract and replace one of two trucks that are rusted out but have low mileage, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said during the meeting.
Conway said the two rusted-out trucks have around 58,000 miles on them. He said the beds of the trucks are rusted out, and replacing them would cost an estimated $10,000, more than double what the trucks are now worth.
Conway said he isn’t sure what the county will do with them, but hopes the new one will last longer.
“The steam [generator] we bought is taking better care of them,” he said. “We hope they won’t rust out as quick.”
The new truck was purchased from Bluegrass International Trucks in Georgetown.

Meeting notes
Magistrates unanimously approved minutes from the December environmental committee meeting.
According to the minutes, a discussion was held about cardboard recycling including a suggestion that businesses not using the service should be required to “pay a 10 percent fee or have the county pick [it] up.”
The minutes also show that scales to weigh non-recyclable material dropped off at the recycling center were supposed to be in by the end of last month.