THE VILLAGE OF LENNON recently purchased a GMC TopKick truck from the city of Durand to be used by village of Lennon Department of Public Works Administrator Dan Wenzlick. The truck replaces the village’s Chevrolet 3500 dump truck, which was auctioned to help pay for the new vehicle. Wenzlick discovered that the city of Durand was auctioning the truck this past fall and suggested the village put in a bid to purchase the truck. Short on time, a special meeting was called to authorize the bid, and the village came away with the winning bid for the truck.
To finance the purchase, Wenzlick auctioned the Chevrolet 3500 truck, along with an old salt spreader, an air compressor and other outdated equipment, which fetched approximately $7,000. The Village of Lennon Volunteers then kicked in $1,500 and the Lennon Police Department contributed $1,500 from its Capital Fund to cover the cost of the truck purchase and maintenance, which included new brakes and tires. Not only was the village able to purchase the truck on short notice, while also not taking money from the village’s current budget, they actually made roughly $600 after the auctioning of equipment by Wenzlick.
Wenzlick (on right) can be seen accepting a check for $1,500 from Village of Lennon Volunteers Chairman David Mayers, with the truck shown in the background. Following the photo, Wenzlick got right back to work plowing and salting the streets of Lennon from behind the wheel of the village’s new DPW truck.
(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)