Fearful it may not be safe to operate, Starke County Highway Superintendent Steve Siddall has locked the boom truck. The truck, a 1998 model, is due for inspection.
Siddall discussed the cost of inspection with the County Commissioners this week.
“Just to get the boom truck up and running will cost the county $13,542.38 for an inspection,” said Siddall.
The truck is used for brush and tree trimming, and Siddall reiterated that it’s just not safe now.
“It’s locked up until an inspection is done.”
The commissioners gave the approval to have the truck inspected and repairs made on it if needed. The inspection will take approximately three weeks.