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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Public Works adds new vehicles with help of grant

Monsoon Street Sweeper

Cleburne Public Works Department is replacing two vehicles with the help of $130,000 in grant funding.

The city is adding a new sanitation refuse truck and street sweeper to its fleet to replace older vehicles. City staff applied and has been awarded funding from the Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program.

“Staff is always looking for opportunities where we can serve the community and save taxpayer’s money,” Public Works Director Jeremy Hutt said.

The City received $67,168 in grants toward the purchase of the $261,341 street sweeper. A street sweeper removes trash from the streets before it has the opportunity to enter the drainage system. The existing sweeper has reached the end of its useful life.

The City also received $63,314 toward the purchase of $326,085 refuse garbage truck. The existing unit will be removed from the fleet and auctioned, or used to replace a lower priority unit within the fleet that is less desirable to maintain.

The Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program was created as part of the settlement agreements between the automobile company and the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the State of California.

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