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- Presented the idea of buying on contract some of the fuel the village uses. Garski said by doing that, budgets are protected from the volatile oil market, and he estimates annual savings could be $12,000 to $15,000.
- Remounting ambulances. Garski first presented the idea three years ago as board members were getting ready to approve the purchase of a new rig to replace a 1999 model, which was then the oldest model on the road. Since then, trustees did approve a new ambulance, but two 2005 units will be remounted this year.
- Buying quality used equipment to help lower replacement costs for the highway department. Garski said some trucks – like snow plows – need to be new, but others, like a wheel-loader can be replaced at substantially less cost with a quality used truck.
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