PAUL — Project Mutual Telephone donated a bucket truck to the city of Paul after learning the city did not have one.
“The timing was just right,” Dan Hoover, PMT president and CEO, said in a statement. “The city needed a bucket truck, and we had one we were retiring. We decided to donate it rather than sell it because as a cooperative and non-profit company, we would rather help out one of the municipalities in our service area than sell it. One of our core values is to serve our members and the communities they reside in. This donation doesn’t just help the city, but the residents as well, many of whom are PMT members.”
The city will use the 1999 Ford F450 truck to hang and take down holiday decorations and Christmas lights and for tree maintenance at city parks along with other projects.
“We are beyond excited to receive this truck,” Adam Peterson, public works director for the city, said. “This gives our employees the ability to work safer and more efficiently throughout the city than our previous equipment allowed. Plus, we don’t have to figure out how we are going to fit an additional vehicle into our budget.”
Headquartered in Rupert, PMT provides local telephone and mobile phone service, cable television and internet along with other services. The company has 8,000 customers with offices in Burley and Twin Falls.