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WV City Donates Surplus Street Sweeper to Neighboring City

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The West Virginia Cities of Lewisburg and Ronceverte are located a scant five miles from each other. Lewisburg has owned its Elgin Crosswind Fury for long enough that it recently budgeted to purchase a replacement. Their innovative solution for disposal of their used one was a win/win for both neighbors.

by Ranger Kidwell-Ross

Several months ago, the City of Lewisburg, WV, purchased a new Elgin Crosswind Fury street sweeper. However, the Elgin dealer was not interested in taking the old one in as a trade, or to provide any kind of credit for it. The question then arose about what to do with the used sweeper. Fortunately for the two neighboring communities, a Ronceverte official happened to ask what they were going to do with the old sweeper, which is a machine not owned by the City of Ronceverte. In response, Lewisburg officials suggested they might be able to just donate the used Elgin to their neighboring municipality.

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This transpired when the Lewisburg city council voted to donate the old street sweeper to Ronceverte as a gesture of one city helping another. "It's always satisfying to find a way to help out your neighbors," Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester said. "Ronceverte has not had a street sweeper and if they can get some use out of it, we are happy to oblige."

Mountain Messenger Logo Thanks to the City of Lewisburg's Mountain Messenger news publication for alerting us to this story.

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