• Roger Sims, Journal Staff

Mound City calls emergency council session to buy truck

Updated: Oct 27

MOUND CITY – Like many vehicles in the current shortage, heavy-duty pickups are hard to come by. The City of Mound City has been looking in vain to find a truck that can plow snow, and spread salt this winter, plus take on year-round tasks.

City superintendent John Bruns told the Mound City council at a meeting earlier this month, that the situation looked hopeless to replace a truck owned by the city that was near the end of its usefulness.

Councilman Cody Beckman, who is on the staff at Oakes Ford in Pleasanton, told his fellow council members that an order for a Ford Super Duty truck placed in early fall this year would likely be filled sometime in 2023.

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, though, the council caught a break. City officials located a new Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup at a dealership in Harrisonville, Mo., that was available for immediate delivery.

In a hastily called special session attended by all council members – some in person and others by phone – and Mayor Wade Doering, the group voted unanimously to purchase the truck for about $81,600.

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