A garbage truck purchased by Cincinnati Public Services that has sat mostly unused could soon be sold to a Lima, Ohio based company.
Cincinnati City Manger Harry Black told City Council in a memo that he has come to an agreement to sell the truck to Allen County Refuse Inc. for $200,000. Black requested an emergency ordinance to be passed so the truck could be sold immediately, according to the memo.
A FOX19 NOW Investigation previously showed Cincinnati Public Services bought the compressed natural gas garbage truck for $356,787.20 in 2013. The investigation highlighted three major issues with the truck: The city struggled to fuel the truck, it's too big for most of the city streets and the city doesn't have the infrastructure to utilize the truck's automated features.
Black said in the memo that the city has tried to competitively sell the truck previously, but to no avail. The proceeds of the sale would go to the Obsolete Sale Revenue Project Account, and the Department of Public Services would utilize the funds of the purchase for new fleet equipment, according to Black.