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City hopes to get new trucks

by Mary Keck

September 05, 2012

The city may get a grant to help replace this and the city's other dump truck with less polluting vehicles.
The City may get two new dump trucks, but not for free. The Village Council will hold a special meeting on September 6 at 7 p.m. in the Village Hall to discuss a grant from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG).

SEMCOG's Transportation Improvement Plan has awarded the council $163,633 to "replace two diesel utility vehicles with newer, less polluting vehicles" said a letter from SEMCOG's Policy Analyst Stephen Brudzinski.

Brudzinski's letter also explained the city would need to "match 20 percent of total project costs from non-federal funds" to replace their old dump trucks.

The council intends to weigh their options and make a decision during their special meeting on Thursday, which is open to the public. The City must reply to SEMCOG by September 7.