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South Georgia leaders purchase department vehicles from local dealers

South Georgia leaders purchase department vehicles from local dealers
South Georgia leaders purchase department vehicles from local dealers
Posted at 8:43 PM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 15:55:54-05

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WALB) - Lately, many county and city leaders across South Georgia have discussed the purchasing of new fleet vehicles for different departments.

But a common question coming up, are they purchasing them locally?

Moultrie City Leaders say for the past two years they've purchased every new vehicle for city departments from local dealers.

City Manager Pete Dillard says, the city has a five percent local preference option in place.

Dillard says, its been a combined effort of city leaders promoting local shopping as well as local dealers wanting to do their part.

"The best thing I can suggest to anyone else, make this a priority, get out of the office, talk to the dealers tell them its important to the city and citizens," said Dillard. "Everyone has to do their part."

Dillard says, each year the city tries to replace three police vehicles, along with other departments that need to be replaced.