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Hennepin looks to buy a street sweeper rather than paying for service

HENNEPIN — Hennepin mayor Kevin Coleman this month proposed the village purchase its own street sweeper. For what the village pays for street sweeping services, the purchase of a sweeper would pay for itself within three to four years, he said.

Board members will inspect a used 1996 GMC street sweeper with 27,000 miles and 1,100 hours of use. If purchased, the village would be the third owner of the equipment that features a stainless steel water tank. The board approved the potential purchase, pending inspection, which is not to exceed $14,800.

Members said the village owning its own sweeper also would allow for spot cleaning as needed.

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