Mercer County Commission purchases two vehicles from WV Surplus Program

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – Mercer County has recently decided to purchase some new county vehicles.

The two vehicles being purchased are in partnership with West Virginia Surplus. One is a new van for the county animal shelter, and the other is a grounds keeping truck for the newly repurposed forestry center.

County Commissioner Greg Puckett says the new purchases will help establish a long-term relationship with West Virginia Surplus.

“We’re trying to establish a relationship with WV Surplus and we’ve been able to purchase some things in the past. By having a good relationship with Surplus, we can get vehicles that have been gently used, and also get it done to where it’s more cost-effective,” Puckett said.

Puckett also said that the new van offers more space than the current vehicles the animal shelter has, and will help them transport more animals and equipment. As well, the commission says the grounds keeping truck can be repurposed into a snow plow during the winter.