Richwood Council approves request for new bucket truck


Richwood Village Council members approved a deal to obtain a newer bucket truck for the village.
The current village bucket truck, a 1989 Ford, is in need of numerous repairs, which is not considered cost-effective, due to its age. Village administrator Monte Asher and clerk Timothy Goodwin found a used 2005 Ford F-550 bucket truck with a a 42-foot working height and a 300 pound bucket capacity. It is powered by a transmission driven Muncie PTO hydraulic pump and a 12-volt back-up pump.
Council voted to trade in the village truck and purchase the newer one for a total of $11,000. It will be delivered around June 15.
Asher stated that this truck will allow village employees to reach stop lights to change bulbs, decorate trees at Christmas, and will be more convenient for various uses.
Tim Dawson, owner of Wildcat Pizza, approached council with updates for his planned “Rock the Clock” event, scheduled for June 30 in the village. The open community event will be held on East Ottawa Street, between Clinton and Franklin Streets. The hours will be from 5 p.m. to approximately 11:30 p.m. There will be two bands, programs to entertain children, a food truck, pizza and beer.
Proceeds from the event will benefit North Union High School and the Impact 60 program, which educates children about drugs and alcohol.
Dawson held an event in Plain City in 2017 and wanted to expand the event to Richwood. Dawson said he will come back to the next council meeting to update council on the event.
With the park project nearing completion, council also discussed parking on Lynn Street, after the street is constructed and repaved. The village will announce places where parking will be allowed at a future meeting.
Due to Memorial Day being Monday, May 28, council will not hold its next regular meeting. The next open council meeting will be held June 11 at 7 p.m.

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