Board of Commisioners Approve Purchase of A New Backhoe

June 12, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are going ahead with the purchase of a new backhoe for the county’s road department.

According to County Administrator Bob Thomas, the county requested six bids, and only received four bids back.

In the bid, the county requested the trade in of the county’s current backhoe be factored into the price.

Thomas, based off the previous stipulation, recommended that the board go with the bid submitted by Flynn Equipment.

“Based on what the trade in value is and what we plan to do if we trade it in and take that money and use it to the purchase price. I would recommend that we go with the Flynn

Equipment. There piece of equipment of 81,020 dollars trade in with the old backhoe was 27,500 which leaves a balance of 53,520 dollars” says Thomas.

The plan is for that purchase to be financed over thirty-six months, which factors out to a monthly payment of $1,574.35.

The backhoe purchase will be paid for through SPLOST funds.

A motion to approve the purchase passed with a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner Chris Alexander voting against it.