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City acquires new excavator

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The City of Brazil recently purchased a new Bobcat excavator. Shown with the new piece of equipment are (from left) Shane Shorter, Marvin Moon, Mayor Brian Wyndham, Jake Raubuch, Rob Geldmeier and Brian Archer. [Order this photo]
The city of Brazil recently purchased a new piece of machinery. A Bobcat excavator was bought for approximately $48,000. The new machine will help streamline the costs of future city projects.

Brazil's Mayor Brain Wyndham told The Brazil Times the purchase of the excavator is a goal the city has been working toward for a long time.

"We've needed this (machine) for quiet some time," Wyndham said.

In the long run, the machine will save the city of Brazil money by cutting costs in outsourcing, renting and contractors.

"We got the talent to run this type of machine," Wyndham said.

Wyndham said the excavator is only the first purchase of its kind. The city hopes to purchase more equipment in the future for the both the water and street departments.

This type of machine retails for around $60,000. City officials got a discount on the machine because the purchase was government-based. The city didn't have to borrow money to purchase the new machine.

"This isn't a step back," Wyndham said. "It's a step forward."

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"Wyndham said the excavator is only the first purchase of its kind. The city hopes to purchase more equipment in the future for the both the water and street departments." LIKE AN OLD, BROKEN DOWN, STREET SWEEPER? LOL

-- Posted by CAB (Concerns About Brazil) on Wed, Dec 12, 2012, at 9:56 PM

i agree cab.never see the street sweeper in action,or as someone called it a trash picker upper.either way,it sits in the forest parks junk shed,every now and again its brought out so they can get something else out or put something else in.i paid my tax property tax so i will say this.mayor wyndam stop wasting our tax money on junk and hire someone like me who knows what the hell their doing with heavy equipment and you stay on the porch as you all at city hall have no clue to what youre doing.all the city employee together couldnt form a half a collective thought.

-- Posted by unclegrabby on Thu, Dec 13, 2012, at 1:47 AM

your right,a step forward to no ending street bumps,pot holes and endless driving misery to pot hole city.just like meth,it will never get any better.

-- Posted by unclegrabby on Thu, Dec 13, 2012, at 1:50 AM

A excavator is a backhole on tank tracks. It is not for repairing pothole, or road bumps. It is for digging holes.

-- Posted by smallguysmalltown on Thu, Dec 13, 2012, at 10:31 AM

Fireing older employees,new police cars,water and sewage rates incressed,then a raise for the mayor and PART TIME CLERCK,streets still a mess and not fixed,WHY IS THIS MAYOR STILL HERE? Hes done nothing for the people of Brazil,and gave himself a raise,MAYBE WE NEED TO RECALL HIM,OR MAYBE YOU NEED TO JUST QUIT MR MAYOR.

-- Posted by You Think? on Thu, Dec 13, 2012, at 11:49 AM

He foresees more repairs needed for the water mains.

-- Posted by Bzlobserver on Thu, Dec 13, 2012, at 12:48 PM

should have bought a road paver instead...

-- Posted by no1special on Thu, Dec 13, 2012, at 1:01 PM

As you sit here and complain about the city water dept.getting a new excavator, so that it no longer has to contract out, rent, or bring in an outside contractor to fix leaks; low and behold there is another leak. The money that is being saved from having use of others will be great over time, and should be more then enough to pay this off easily. It is funny to me that the one main whine of everyone in Brazil seems to be the roads. By what I always read is that if all the roads in the city were paved all would be great in Brazil. The city has many employees that can run this type of equipment so why would they need you Uncle Crabby, all they needed was the machinery. How many of you that sit behind your keyboards and have nothing better to have actually been to a council meeting let alone every council meeting. That is the best way to get your voices heard not by sitting here boo-hooing to each other. Uncle Crabby since you have all the answers that any town or city needs on how to operate then why don't you start using your real name, that way when you run for the next mayor all will know who to vote for or against. I will leave it at that for now and just watch the barrage of crying to follow.

-- Posted by Bills310 on Thu, Dec 13, 2012, at 5:44 PM



-- Posted by Berniesmom on Fri, Dec 14, 2012, at 8:00 AM

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