Repairs needed on ‘new’ street sweeper

Six months after purchasing a second-hand street sweeper, city council plans to spend another $72,000 to fix the machine, after a major problem with the conveyor system was identified during the cleanup of streets in the fall. File photo

Six months after purchasing a second-hand street sweeper for $102,265, city council will spend another $72,2802 to repair the most important part of the machine in hopes it lasts another decade. The 1994 Elgin Pelican machine arrived in Melville in July after it was purchased from Winnipeg-company Cubex. The street…