The Elk River City Council has approved the purchase of a 2011 Dodge 5500 one-ton truck for the street department. The cab/chassis are being purchased off the state contract from Nelson Auto Center for $40,788.
Additional funds will be spent to outfit the vehicle with a box, sander, plow and safety equipment. The total cost of the cab/chassis and equipment is expected to come in well within the $73,000 the city has available for the purchase.
The new truck replaces a 1998 GMC one-ton truck that will be auctioned off.