Hennepin Looks to Buy a Street Sweeper Rather Than Paying for Service

Hennepin mayor Kevin Coleman this month proposed the village purchase its own street sweeper. For what the village pays for street sweeping services, the purchase of a sweeper would pay for itself within three to four years, he said.

Board members will inspect a used 1996 GMC street sweeper with 27,000 miles and 1,100 hours of use. If purchased, the village would be the third owner of the equipment that features a stainless steel water tank. The board approved the potential purchase, pending inspection, which is not to exceed $14,800.

Members said the village owning its own sweeper also would allow for spot cleaning as needed.

Source: News Tribune