Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes

June 23, 2015 Special Council Meeting(approved)
Mayor, Jan Lehmkuhl, called the Council Meeting to order at 6:45 p.m.
Council members present:  Jerry Kane, Diana Simpson, Sharon Anderson, and Troy Watts.
Charlie, Assistant Public Works director sent word to Council on the 2005 Ford ¾ ton flat bed truck that they were wanting Council to consider.  The truck has  137,000 miles, has a 5.4 Triton engine, no apparent oil leaks, and pretty good interior for it's age.  Charlie thought it was a pretty good truck. Jerry, having nearly 25 year experience in fleet maintenance,  and Troy, with 20 years experience in engine parts and at the machine shop, still insists that the  5.4 c.i. engines are really bad about blowing spark plugs out of the head, which is an inexpensive repair.  Jerry felt that the truck was too old and had too many miles on it for us to really consider.  Jerry said he looked up Blue Book pricing on the truck and trade in was $4800 to $5600.  He thinks the car lot is asking too much for the truck.  Jerry thinks we would be better off getting a later model ½ ton pickup that gets better gas mileage, that they can haul some tools and other light items in, and pay a little more to get one that will last the City for several years.  
After some discussion Council decided to not change their minds on purchasing the 2005 Ford.
Jerry made a motion to hold off until we found a later model truck with less miles, possibly a ½ ton, that will give the department more years of use.  SharonAnderson gave the second.  Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.  
Diana Simpson made a motion to adjourn at 7:17 p.m. with Sharon Anderson giving the second.
Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried. 
 Respectfully submitted,
Troy Watts, Councilman