Wawa Council Approves Increased Cost For Municipal Truck

Wawa Municipal Council's approved additional funds for the purchase of a new truck.

A resolution passed last August had authorized nearly $60,000 plus HST for the purchase of a 2018 Ford F-450 Super Duty Truck, though a resolution passed last night says delays in awarding the RFP meant the vehicle was no longer available.

Instead, a 2019 model with plow and dump will be purchased, though it costs nearly $1500 more than the amount in the previous resolution, for a total of $61,249 plus HST.

That's still nearly $20,000 less than the amount included for the purchase in the 2018 capital budget.

The truck will be used by the Community Services and Tourism Department.