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MANSFIELD -- Mansfield City Council is scheduled to discuss and vote Tuesday on a proposal to spend up to $155,603 on a new snowplow truck.

The proposal is to buy an International HV507 cab and chassis from Rush Truck Center in Cincinnati for $83,281. It would also allot up to $73,322 for a new snow plow blade, salt-spreader body and all necessary truck modifications from Henderson Products in Bucyrus.

Funds for the new snowplow would come from the city's street maintenance and repair fund.

City officials came under criticism last winter from some residents after a record-setting snow fall made traffic difficult in portions of the city.

The proposal will be discussed during a council finance committee meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Also on Tuesday, City Council is scheduled to:

220 Park Avenue West

The demolition of this property at 220 Park Ave. West was done in 2017 with City of Mansfield PRIDE tax dollars. The now vacant land has been proposed for sale to Flats Capital Company, LLC, based in Mansfield.

-- Discuss during caucus the sale of vacant property at 220 Park Ave. West to Flats Capital Company, LLC, a transaction being done through the Richland County Growth Corporation. The land is would be sold for $17,000. The building that was there  was condemned in the summer of 2016 and was torn down using the city's PRIDE tax dollars. John Siegenthaler is the president of Flats Capital Company, LLC, based in Mansfield.

-- Vote on a proposal to create a new position titled "Finance/Income Tax Court Coordinator" within the Finance Department.

-- Vote to accept a $100 donation from Aurelio Diaz to be used for the city Parks and Recreation Department's "Movies in the Park" program.

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