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City of Orangeburg buys equipment, extends mask ordinance
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City of Orangeburg buys equipment, extends mask ordinance

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The City of Orangeburg is buying equipment for several departments through a lease-purchase agreement.

Council approved a resolution authorizing a lease agreement and project fund agreement with U.S. Bancorp during a council meeting last week.

The three-year lease agreement is in the amount of $659,000.

It will be used to purchase the following equipment:

• Metal detector - $5,000

• Software - $80,000

• Portable battery power supply booster - $4,000

• A/C recharger, recycle, recovery machine - $5,500

• Garbage truck - $260,000

• Three patrol cars - $120,000

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• SUV truck - $38,500

• Two public safety vehicles - $76,000

• Two pick-up trucks - $40,000

• Two Kubota mowers - $30,000

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Also during the meeting:

• Council approved an emergency ordinance extending the council’s ability to conduct virtual meetings.

• Council approved a motion extending the city’s face mask ordinance for 61 days beyond July 27.

• Council approved a motion appointing James McQuilla, Parimal Patel and roger Ideozu to the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee.

Contact the writer: bharris@timesanddemocrat.com or 803-596-6530.

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Bradley Harris is a Government and Sports Reporter. The Irmo, SC native is a 2018 graduate of Claflin University and recipient of the 2018 South Carolina Press Association Collegiate Journalist of the Year Award.

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