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Commission OKs new spray truck

However, a lack of options concerns one commissioner

This spray truck used by the Barton County Noxious Weed Department will be replaced by a new unit, the County Commission decided Monday morning.

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 The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the replacement of spray truck for the Noxious Weed Department, but the approval was not without opposition.

At a cost of $241,304, the new truck comes from Stahly of Bloomington, Ill. The department recommended the purchase of the 2017 Peterbilt and spraying rig to replace its current 2002 GMC Stahley spray truck which utilizes a 1998 model chassis.

The truck is used for treating pastures, fallow acres and brush for county farmers who pay the county for these services. It is also used to spray ditches and roadsides on county and state ...

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