The sale of the former superintendent’s SUV is helping to offset the cost of the new truck the Board of Education approved at Tuesday’s meeting.
The board on Tuesday approved spending $42,787 for a utility truck, with a snowplow package. The new truck will replace a 22-year-old truck that the board currently uses, board member John Tavis said.
In October, the board sold the SUV given to former Superintendent James F. Habel. The 2005 fully loaded GMC Yukon Denali fetched $7,600 in a public auction.
The board solicited bids on the a white Ford F-350 or equivalent twice before voting to award the contract to Winner Ford of Cherry Hill. The board elected to buy the truck outright rather than finance for five years in an effort to save money on interest, according to the resolution authorizing the purchase.