Friday, August 21, 2009

What’s up with city trucks?

Ketchum has in the last year cut city jobs and moved its law enforcement over to the county. This may all be good on paper. I do have to wonder why there are three city-of-Ketchum trucks parked in Bellevue every night, and one more in Carey.
I have worked in Ketchum and do know the money involved with this monthly. It’s about $400 a month with tires, gas, oil, etc. With four trucks, that adds up to $1,600 a month or $19,200 a year. My thought is that city trucks are very expensive to purchase at $35,000 each, and why are they in Bellevue and Carey?
I shake my head every morning as I watch the tax dollars drive north.

Ben Lyons


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