By Brandon Enroth
The Door County Highway Department received approval for the purchase of new snow removal meaning the county now has some of the best snow removal equipment to use to keep roads cleared during the winter. The Door County Board of Supervisors needed to approve these purchases due to the fact that they were over $100,000. To total cost of the equipment is worth $443,886 in addition to a new rubber-tired earth-mover valued at $195,991. Door County Highway Department Director John Kolodziej says that this purchase will replace some of their older equipment.
According to Kolodziej, the department has a budget of $1,000,000 every year to allocate to new equipment purchases. With a long winter forecasted to start 2017, Kolodziej suspected that the equipment will be put to good use keeping the roads clear for transit.