This is budget making time for communities and local governments and if you can bring before the board or council a plan to save money they usually look very favorably on it.
Recently, Dixon Public Works Director Matt Heckman updated the council with some budget estimates in regards to leasing vehicles. Towards the end of 2020 Enterprise Leasing presented a plan for the city to lease instead of buying some of their vehicles. At the recent City Budget Meeting Heckman gave the figures to the council and said he believes Enterprise should be given the chance to do for Dixon what they have done for others.
Heckman stated the city should know by the second year if this is not working for the city and they can end the agreement. It is estimated the city could save over $200,000 over the course of 10 years.
For the first batch of leased vehicles are 4 for the Street Department, 5 for the Police, 1 for Public Properties, 2 each for the Water and Waste Water Departments. The council still needs to approve the deal.