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City of Elkhart Revises City's Vehicle and Equipment Buy/Replace Policy

February 2, 2009

SOUTH BEND, IN - Elkhart’s fleet manager, Joe Kaler, has developed a fleet purchase and replacement policy and city Mayor Dick Moore’s on board with the plan, according to www.wsbt.com/.

Moore recently announced the policy.

The policy’s upshot? “Provide the most appropriate, safe and reliable equipment” so all departments can better serve city residents.

A structured purchase/repair/replace policy for the city’s fleet will, according to Moore, reduce big ticket purchases, maintenance costs, and equipment downtime while following a 10-year equipment lifecycle schedule, according to http://www.wsbt.com/.

When possible, Moore said local bids and quotes will be used for additional and replacement vehicles and equipment.

Per the city’s Web site:

· Elkhart’s Central Garage department maintains and services more than 900 pieces of equipment for all city departments, including police, fire, streets, parks, aviation, public works and cemeteries.

· Elkhart’s Central Garage department has 10 ASE certified mechanics.

 

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