DYER | The town has the cash to buy a new street sweeper, but some Town Council officials wondered if it might not be cheaper to rent one.
Public Works Director David Proud told the council at this month's study session that both street sweeping machines have seen better days and that he thinks the town should buy a new one.
The cost of a new machine would be roughly $175,000.
One of the town’s current street sweepers dates to 1993 and the other to 2000.
Town Council member Jeff Dekker wondered if Dyer might be better off renting a new machine rather than buying one outright, because street sweepers are not a daily necessity.
However, other council members pointed out that the town might get 10 years or more use out of a new machine and not half to outlay yearly costs for a rental.
The matter is still being discussed.