Oxford purchases new city vehicles

By Kelsey Kimbler - kkimbler@registerherald.com

OXFORD — Oxford City Council recently approved a series of three resolutions regarding city vehicles. During the council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3, Service Director Mike Dreisbach presented three related resolutions to council — one to replace a vehicle, one to dispose of another vehicle, and the last to outfit a vehicle.

The first was a resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into an agreement with FYDA Freightliner Cincinnati, LLC for the purchase of a 2018 M2 106 cab and chassis under State Contract pricing at a cost not to exceed $79,492.00.

The second was a resolution that would declare an 22-year-old vehicle no longer needed for municipal purposes as surplus and authorize its sale to the highest bidder by public or internet auction.

The third was a resolution which would authorize the city manager to enter into an agreement with Henderson Products for the purchase of specified truck equipment through the National Joint Powers Alliance at a cost not to exceed $56,411.

The equipment purchased in the third resolution will outfit the truck purchased in the first resolution.

“We have an 11-year-old two-ton dump truck that is essential to that operation. It is time to replace that. We have another Freightliner already on our fleet and are very pleased with that. We’re happy that Freightliner is on State contract and we look forward to replacing that machine,” Dreisbach explained.

Vice-Mayor Mike Smith had one question.

“We budgeted $150,000 for the whole thing and with everything combined we’re significantly under that. Is that right?”

Dreisbach replied that it is, as they will be spending roughly $130,000.

Council member Glenn Ellerbe asked, “Are these also the large trucks with the salt-spreaders?”

Dreisbach explained the trucks will be outfitted for snow-plowing and salt-spreading as needed.

Council approved all three resolutions.

By Kelsey Kimbler


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