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A policy recommended by staff with the city of Willmar will eliminate 15 vehicles, to include Tauraus models, like these seen above, from the city's fleet, at a savings this year of more than $280,000. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

City of Willmar, Minn., staff find ways to cut $280K


WILLMAR -- Mayor Frank Yanish has praised city staff for recommending a policy that will eliminate 15 vehicles from the city's fleet and save the city $281,652 in 2012 and an estimated $1,400 in insurance and licensing costs.

In addition, the policy, adopted by the City Council Tuesday night, will reassign 9 vehicles as "general use'' vehicles that can be checked out and used by any city employee for city business.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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