Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

City to purchase new sewer pickup

Dodge truck only option available

The Hartley City Council on Monday approved a bid for $51,812 for a new sewer department truck.

Ron Drenkow Motors, of Sheldon, was the winning bidder, with the only other submission coming from Asher Motor Company, of Spencer, for $52,995. The 2023 Dodge Ram 2500 regular cab 4x4 will be delivered when it's available.

According to Superintendent of Public Works Jaron Benz, neither Ford nor Chevy is taking truck orders at the moment, which left Dodge as the city's only option. He didn't want to delay the purchase with the hope that Chevy or Ford would open up orders next year, because if they d...