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Council Buys 2 Vehicles



Archbold Village Council agreed to purchase two vehicles at its Monday, Feb. 20 meeting.

Council agreed to purchase a 2012 Dodge Charger police car for $21,807.

Dennis Howell, village administrator, said the car will come from a dealership in Xenia, but will be purchased through Terry Henricks Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram.

Howell said the police department has a cruiser in its fleet that was “nickel and diming us pretty good,” so the decision was made to purchase a new one.

The Henricks price was $536, or 2.52%, more than the state program purchase price of $21,271, but Howell said the car will be delivered and serviced locally.

The second vehicle purchased was a 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck for the village water department.

The truck will replace a 1997 Ford with over 100,000 miles on the odometer.

Three local dealership offered pickups. The winning bid was from Christy Motors, offering the Chevrolet for $17,794.

Archbold Sales & Service offered a Ford for $17,887, $93 more than the Chevrolet.

Terry Henricks offered a Dodge pickup for $18,315, which was $521 above the winning bid.



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