In order to provide better response to winter road conditions in Ideal Township, the board has purchased a new plow truck. The 2011 International 7400 is a fully-equipped demo model obtained via the state’s purchasing agreement.
The board has a long-term plan to keep road & maintenance equipment up-to-date for the most reliable and low-cost operation, and a new plow truck was planned for previous years. When this truck became available, the board took action to buy when the price & financing was favorable and there was a ready buyer for the old truck. This new truck is one the last available before new emission-control & other regulations would have increased the price for a truck that meets our needed specifications.
Residents often comment showing appreciation for the rapid & thorough response to snowfalls getting the township roads cleared and ready for safe travel. This new truck is one more step the board has taken to assure that service is not compromised due to unreliable equipment.
- John Plein, 1/25/11