The Hoxie City Council voted to pay off its sanitation truck at a special meeting held Dec. 30.

The city owed approximately $70,000 on the truck and was able to pay the balance using money in the sanitation fund. The fund, which receives $1,000 a month as part of the city budget, had $90,000 in it.

Council members voted to use the funds to pay off the truck to save on interest and eliminate the $1,548.73 payment each month.

The council also approved the purchase of a mini-x for the street department. The small excavator will be used for drainage work and maintenance of ditches and roads where a smaller piece of equipment will be more effective.

In other business:

It was also announced that the city has been selected to receive a $250,000 matching grant for the new city park. (See related story.)

The city has also received approximately $110,000 in reimbursements through the Department of Finance and Administration from the CARES funds. The money goes into the city’s general fund.

The council approved a resolution to correct action regarding the sewer pond.

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