Warren Township officials have a new truck in their fleet.

They were able to replace a 20-plus year old dump truck with a new 2019 International 7300 truck.

Fiscal Officer Kent Gallagher said the township is fortunate enough to receive a grant for partial payment of the $130,000 truck. 

"Without the help of the USDA, we couldn’t have gotten this truck," he said. "They (USDA) are here and are doing good things for us."

Gallagher completed an inch-stack of paperwork to receive the $50,000 grant that does not have to be paid back. Then, the township was able to borrow money from a USDA bond program with a low interest rate loan to cover the remainder of the truck’s costs. 

The truck will not only be used in the winter for snow removal and applying cinders to the roads, but throughout the year with road repairs (chip and seal), the Village of Barnesville with summer paving projects.

"This truck is a real plus for the township," Gallagher said. 

Fiscal Officer Gallagher along with Trustees Dave Hissom, Jimmy Grear, and Rusty Barker also extend their thanks to all of the township's residents that continued their support by passing the Road and Bridge levy during the recent November election.