McMinnville Public Works will be getting a new automated side-loader garbage truck at a cost of $251,933.
Officials voted in favor of a higher bid and better warranty.
The full board unanimously agreed to accepted a committee recommendation to go with Stringfellow Inc. with a cost of $251,933 over one from CMI Equipment of $234,736.
Voting in favor were Mayor Jimmy Haley, Vice Mayor Ben Newman and Aldermen Mike Neal, Ken Smith, Rick Barnes and Billy Wood.
Streets and Sanitation Committee members recommended the city go with Stringfellow after hearing about a warranty situation from Public Works director Bill Brock.
“One thing we asked for was a warranty,” said Brock. “We have asked for that on every garbage truck since I’ve been here. In the warranty, we asked for a total body warranty of 12 months or 12,000 hours and a cylinder guarantee or warranty for 60 months. When the cylinder goes out, it can get very expensive.”
Brock recommended the city go with the higher bid because CMI Equipment did not include a cylinder warranty on its garbage truck, making up the $17,197 cost difference between the two bids.
The city received a third bid from Municipal Equipment Inc. for $269,512.