LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The County Ways and Means Committee voted in favor of purchasing a new piece of equipment that makes it possible for highway personnel to pack potholes better than ever.
Dan Miller with the Livingston County Highway Department appeared at the Ways and Means Committee meeting to vouch for the machine, a four-ton asphalt hot-box recycler trailer, which can make hot patch, a type of asphalt that holds in potholes much better than traditional cold patch.
“I was very impressed with the unit,” said Miller. “It is easy to use, runs on diesel fuel, and uses very little fuel to heat.”
Miller explained that hot patch is made with different ingredients than cold patch, making it cheaper to use as well.
J&J Equipment out of Brewerton, NY provided a quote price of $36,814.50 for the unit.
County Administrator Ian Coyle confirmed to the board that there is room in the budget to allow for this purchase.
The purchase is not finally approved yet and will go to a vote at Wednesday’s Livingston County Board of Supervisors meeting.