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Emergency truck repairs eyed by city
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TRINITY – After the city’s main garbage collection truck broke down last week, the Trinity City Council voted to repair rather than overhaul the motor on the three-year-old vehicle. During an emergency meeting held Thursday, Dec. 16, the council was told it would cost between $13,000 and $14,000 to completely overhaul the engine on the 25-cubic-yard garbage truck. They decided to attempt to repair the engine at a lower cost and see if that would solve the problem. The city acquired the truck a little over three years ago when it went back into the trash collection businesses after the contract service, BFI, decided it no longer wanted to operate in the area. The city also has an older, 17-cubic-yard truck that it uses as a backup but City Manager Buddy Drake said that for a time last week, that truck also was having mechanical problems. “Just before the emergency meeting began, I was able to find a place where we could rent a truck until we can get ours back in operation,” Drake said after last week’s meeting. The rental truck also has the smaller 17-cubic yard capacity but Drake said it was able to allow city workers to get back on schedule after it arrived in Trinity on Friday.