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Boynton Beach spends $3.9M on new cars

Posted at 11:15 AM, Dec 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-29 11:22:10-05

Police, fire and sanitation workers will soon have new vehicles in Boynton Beach.

This month, the city commission approved spending more than $3.9 million to buy 56 new vehicles. The vehicles will replace older cars in each department. 

The money is coming from an account in the general budget specifically set aside for replacement vehicles. City documents show more than $5.5 million was placed in the account for this fiscal year.

The police department will see the most new vehicles. It is receiving the following:

  • 16 2016 Ford Interceptor sedans
  • 12 2016 Ford Interceptor utility vehicles.
  • 11 2016 Ford Fusion sedans
  • Three 2016 Chevrolet Tahoes,
  • Two 2016 Ford Focuses
  • Two 2016 Ford F-150 pickup trucks
  • One 2016 Ford F-250 pickup truck
  • One 2016 Ford T-350 Transit Wagon
  • One 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle

The fire department will receive one heavy rescue truck, one fire truck and one emergency, tactical and rescue vehicle.

The solid waste division will receive one truck for carrying dumpsters, an automated, side-loading trash truck, and two trucks designed to empty dumpsters. 

The solid waste manager told commissioners the new trucks will replace trucks which have been breaking down. The old trucks will be kept as backups.