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Mahoning County commissioners OK spending $575K on fuel


Published: Fri, February 17, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Commissioners OK spending $575K on fuel

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

Mahoning County commissioners approved buying about $575,000 worth of fuel for county vehicles under the state purchasing contract with Great Lakes Petroleum Co. of Cleveland.

The county’s current price is $3.19 per gallon each for gasoline and diesel fuel.

The price will fluctuate daily, but average about 1 percent above the wholesale price, said J. Robert Lyden, county sanitary engineer.

The commissioners bought about a year’s supply of fuel Thursday, Lyden said.

Lyden’s office provides fuel to county highway engineer’s department vehicles, and it provides fuel and maintenance services to vehicles used by the sheriff’s office, dog warden’s office and health department.

The commissioners also approved buying about $65,000 worth of auto parts from NAPA Auto Parts for county vehicle maintenance and about $35,000 worth of tires under the state purchasing contract from the Bob Sumerel Tire Co. of Youngstown, Flynn’s Tires and Goodyear Auto Service.


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1Askmeificare(700 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

"Lyden’s office provides fuel to county highway engineer’s department vehicles, and it provides fuel and maintenance services to vehicles used by the sheriff’s office, dog warden’s office and health department."

As well as those whom do not get caught stealing the gas from their employer...

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22muchtax(321 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Yeah is their a camera on the pump at sherriffs station or county engineers office? I doubt I, what abou gps on every vehicle? That way you would know which restaurants the county trucks are hiding at. use to be Landmark for breakfast with trucks in back!

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3VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

I remember one employee who would drive his employer's car home, drive it into his garage, close the garage door and then pump out gas in the tank into auxilary gas tanks. One day, the battery operated pump he used caused a spark, ignited the fuel, destroyed the car and burnt down his garage, which was attached to his house. Naturally, he lost his job. The damage to his house was over $30,000. All of this for stealing $30 worth of gas.

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