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Johnson shows art of the deal
Rescue squad gets utility vehicle
Joe Johnson
Commissioner Joe Johnson convinced city officials everyone wins if they donate one of their outdated fire vehicles to the rescue squad.
County Commissioner Joe Johnson pulled off the art of the deal this past week, landing his rescue squad a utility vehicle while allowing both the county and city feeling good about themselves.“I was hoping the city would help,” said second-district commissioner Joe Johnson as he sat before the board of mayor and aldermen wanting to talk a deal on buying one of their old fire department service trucks for the local rescue squad. “The county commission has agreed to pay half, up to $4,000.”The truck in question was going to be sold online by Smithville Fire Department. The truck would have had to be advertised and something negotiated had a third party wanted to buy it.

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