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City votes to buy garbage truck with 60-month cylinder warranty
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McMinnville is getting a new automated side-loader garbage truck at a cost of $251,933 if the city board accepts a committee’s recommendation to go with a higher bid with a better warranty. Streets and Sanitation Committee members Billy Wood and Jimmy Bonner voted in favor of accepting a bid from Stringfellow Inc. at a cost of $251,933, while Alderman Rick Barnes voted against it favoring a bid from CMI Equipment of $234,736.According to McMinnville Public Works director Bill Brock, the $17,197 cost difference is due to a warranty the city asked for and Stringfellow provided, but CMI did not.“One thing we asked for was a warranty,” said Brock. “We have asked for that on every garbage truck since I’ve been here.