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Habel's Denali Offsets Cost Of New Utility Truck

Board of Education authorizes purchase of new truck using some money from the sale of Habel's old ride

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.

Ralph January 16, 2013 at 01:25 PM
That is something we should not be proud off. Kinda like selling a Ford Pinto to offset the cost of a Porsche. Please only post when he goes to jail other than that very few of us care.

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