SHERMAN - Sherman Town Board members approved a motion to purchase a new plow truck at a total cost of $157,912 at their regular meeting Thursday night, Feb. 2.
Elements of the equipment will be purchased from three separate bidders. Board member James Higginbotham reported the lowest bid for the truck itself was from Volvo Trucks in Buffalo at a cost of $105,838. The dump-body and plow frame will be supplied by Henderson Trucking of Watertown for a cost of $51,187, and the plow and installation, costing $5,895, will be supplied by Valley Fabrication or Boston, N.Y. The town will also receive $5,000 for its current snowplow truck which has been in use since 1998.
"It has served us well," Supervisor Mark Persons said.
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The Town of Sherman will be purchasing a new plow truck.
He noted that the winning bids were $25,000 to $30,000 less than if the Town of Sherman had simply purchased a truck from the state. The state bid was expected to exceed $180,000 he said.
In other business, the town agreed to renew its dog catching contract with Sandra Kochanowski. The contract is in effect from Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2012. Dog Control Officer Kochanowski provides canine control services to Sherman and holds the dogs a center located at 9665 Route 430. The expenses incurred at the holding center are divided four equal ways among the towns that have contracts with Kochanowski.