Etowah County and Gadsden team up to purchase street sweeper

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By Kaitlin Hoskins, News Editor

City of Gadsden and Etowah County officials have teamed up to provide a street sweeping machine for Gadsden to the tune of $85,700.

The funds — which were courtesy of an infusion from Commissioner Jeffery Washington’s discretionary road money — will be used by the city to purchase a used in good condition and still under warranty, street sweeping machine from the City of Selma.

County Commissioners approved the deal at their meeting Tuesday, December 19 and the City of Gadsden also approved the measure the same day.

Brett Johnson, Gadsden Mayor Craig Ford’s chief of staff, told council members that after Washington proposed the partnership, John Moore, Gadsden’s director of economic development and governmental affairs, and Public Works personnel had been working to make it happen.

“It’s another example of us partnering with our friends at the County Commission, which is how it should be,” said Gadsden Council President Kent Back.

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