The city will be getting a new trash collection truck, as the McCook City Council approved bid specifications Monday night at the regular council meeting.
The vehicle will weigh not less than 53,000 pounds and $160,000 has been set aside in the budget for the purchase.
The amount has been accumulating over the past few years using a reserve account.
The council approved the specs in one motion, along with other consent agenda items.
The city council also welcomed on board three new police officers who recently graduated from officer training. They are Justin Davis, Joshua Palmer and Randy Bauman.
Items approved in one motion from the consent agenda item included:
* the recommendation of the fuel contract advisory committee, to continue the fuel purchase agreement for 2010, with Frenchman Valley Coop. The agreement allows the city and Red Willow County to buy fuel for government vehicles at five cents under the regular price and without taxes.
* the application for a special designated liquor license submitted by the McCook Area Chamber of Commerce for its annual banquet at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds Feb. 6, 2010.
* drawings and specifications for water main replacements along South Street and on Kelley Park Drive from Bolles Canyon to Park Street.
* an amended lease agreement with the government that eliminates the P.O. Box from the address. The lease agreement is for 968 square feet that is being leased by the Transportation Security Administration at McCook Regional Airport.