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New hybrid purchase approved

SCRANTON – Lackawanna County Commissioners unanimously accepted the quotes for 10 new vehicles to add to the county’s hybrid fleet on Wednesday.

The county purchased a fleet of 10 new hybrid vehicles in 2009, resulting in significant savings, Deputy Director for Purchasing Jim McLaine said at a previous meeting.

The funding for the new vehicles will come from about $500,000 set aside in the capital budget, insurance money from totaled county vehicles, and funds from the sale of one county vehicle last fall.

From Hondru Fleet, the county purchased five Chevrolet Impalas for prisoner transport for a price not to exceed $101,479.40 and one Ford pickup truck for the Roads and Bridges department not to exceed $33,160.24.

From Kenworth of Pennsylvania, they purchased one dump truck for Roads and Bridges for a price not to exceed $191,244.00, and from Warnock Fleet, they bought one prisoner transport van for the Sheriff’s Department for a price not to exceed $43,266.36 and two Ford Fusion Hybrids for a price not to exceed $53,051.32.

Commissioners also accepted a bid of $4,439 from D.G. Nicholas Co., Scranton, for tire and lift equipment for the Roads and Bridges garage.

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