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New Street Sweeper, Garbage Trucks Less Costly Than Expected

A street sweeper in Arlington, Va. (Photo: Arlington County)

A street sweeper in Arlington, Va. (Photo: Arlington County)

Brick Township council members unanimously approved the purchase of a new street sweeper and two new garbage trucks Tuesday night, all three of which came cheaper than expected.

The 2016 model sweeper from Granturk Equipment of Bridgeport, Pa., will cost $216,565, a full $43,000 lower than was budgeted, according to Councilman Jim Fozman.

The two new side-loading, automated garbage trucks, purchased from Hunter Jersey Peterbilt of Clarksburg, will cost $261,000 each – $522,000 for the pair – which is $28,000 less than budgeted. Both trucks come with five-year, 100,000 mile warranties.

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Mayor John Ducey said the addition of the new street sweeper will allow the township to better respond to requests from residents to have their streets cleaned. Street sweeping requests are one of the most frequent calls he receives, Ducey said.