The City of Pratt has a systematic plan for replacing equipment and vehicles, but the best-laid plans can be altered.
During an ice storm on Thanksgiving weekend, one of the electric department’s two bucket trucks was involved in accident that caused extensive damage to the line body and the boom. It wasn’t scheduled for replacement for another two or three years, but it has been moved to the head of the list.
On Monday, city commissioners approved the purchase of a new truck from Altec, Inc., of St. Joseph, Mo., for $245,343, plus applicable sales tax.
Jamie Huber, director of electric utilities, asked commissioners to waive a city policy requesting multiple quotes.
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