The Winamac Town Council has approved the purchase of two pickup trucks for the town’s Electric Department, costing a total of about $50,000.
Council members voted Monday to buy the trucks locally. The town is buying a Dodge pickup from Braun for $25,457 and a Ford from Jim Dobson Ford for $24,090. The town is also adding a spray-in bed liner for each truck for a cost of about $300 apiece.
Also during Monday’s meeting, the council gave its permission to allow organizers of the town’s fireworks display to once again collect donations for the event. Town Manager Brad Zellers says the fireworks will once again be held at the school. They were moved from the Town Park due to flooding last year.