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Shorewood Shopping For Some Heavy Equipment

The Shorewood Village Board approved the purchase of some new equipment for the public works department.

The board gave the green light to buying a new snow plow and street sweeper during its meeting Tuesday night.

The board also approved purchasing a new lawn mower.

The combination snow plow and dump truck will be bought for $148,466 and the street sweeper costs $175,000. The John Deere lawn mower is going for $11,373.

The lawn mower will be used in the village's parks. The old lawn mower is going to be sold on eBay.

All the equipment has been allotted for in the budget.

Tony April 12, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Thats a lot of money for a dump truck, at that price it must really be something.
Infamous Steve April 12, 2012 at 02:42 PM
See now they just need to get new village works people too. The guy that plows my streets is a moron. He takes like 6 passes to clear a "T" intersection. Then when the leaf trucks come out you have to love how two guys are on it. One driving the other one sucking up leafs. But what is the need for the third guy that follows them in a pick up truck? That guy just sits in the truck and watches the leaf truck from one spot until it goes to another street. Then when the leaf truck moves to another street the pick up follows. I wonder how much that guy gets paid to do nothing but sit in a truck and watch. Why buy need equipment when all you need in new employees.
Infamous Steve April 12, 2012 at 02:43 PM
New equipment*

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