Why is our present city council even considering the purchase of a new boom and bucket truck in order to be able to cut or trim more trees in the city? In a recent article it was stated that the new truck would cost $189,000 and a pole building would also be required to house the truck. The building will probably add at least another $50,000 to this cost. The city has spent $110,000 to Black's Tree Service since 2010 over half probably due to the derecho of June 29, 2012. So, considering a 20-year life of the truck Council is considering spending $10,000 per year plus operating costs to save about $13,000 per year. But it's not our money it will come from the state.