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Moosic Borough officials have invested $102,437.79 in updating the borough's department of public works' vehicle fleet, with the addition of two 2012 GMC Sierra 3500 multi-purpose trucks.

"We were spending a ridiculous amount of taxpayer money repairing older vehicles in the fleet," remarked borough manager Jane Sterling. "These two new vehicles replace a pickup truck and two dump trucks that were draining our finances."

"I'm happy we invested in the gas models," added Sterling. "The stainless steal bodies will last longer than the vehicle."

According to Sterling, the borough made the additional investment in stainless steal bodies because previous trucks experienced early rot from transportation of rock salt and other materials by the borough's department of public works.

Both vehicles were purchased from Penskee Sales via the Pennsylvania Costars Contract program that allows greater buying power at a lower price.

"Once again we are proud of the latest addition to the borough property and the service our DPW provides to better serve the people of Moosic Borough," she said.