Latrobe city officials Monday defended the use of public money for certain improvements to and projects for the community.
During council’s voting meeting, Irving Avenue resident James Bolton questioned borrowing and spending, from street equipment to recreation.
“We can’t keep borrowing money. You get money and you save it. You don’t go out and spend it,” Bolton said.
Earlier in the meeting, council agreed to purchase a street sweeper from Golden Equipment Co. of Mars. The $211,524 cost will be financed through the low bidder, 911Leasing.com, at an interest rate of 2.7 percent over five years.
The purchase is dependent on the state Local Government Unit Debt Act’s approval.