Tiffin City Council discussed replacing a 1966 grader during a Monday evening meeting.
It is difficult to find replacement parts for it and it is in need of immediate repair, Council stated.
Mayor Aaron Montz emphasized the need for the grader.
"We're already behind and several alleys need done," Montz said.
A used grader with an estimated value of $50,000 is for sale at Southeastern Equipment in Perrysburg for $37,000, Public Works Superintendent Mike Hoffman, said.
The department has money in the capital budget to pay for it.
"We still get the opportunity to look at it before we make any commitment," Hoffman said. "It's a nice looking grader."
An ordinance was approved to purchase the equipment.
In other business:
A resolution expressing the intent for the use of the proceeds of the 3 percent motel/hotel lodging tax for "economic opportunities for citizens in the city and promote the beautification of the city, was given a first reading.
A resolution authorizing the city administrator to fill a vacancy in the time keeper/dispatcher position at the public works department and declaring an emergency, was suspended and passed 7-0.
A resolution repealing a hiring policy for filling certain employment vacancies and declaring an emergency, was given a first reading.
An ordinance authorizing the city administrator to issue citations or notices of parking violations passed 7-0.
An ordinance establishing a motel/hotel tax was suspended on first reading and passed 7-0.
An ordinance amending the budget to appropriate money received from the Ohio Department of Public Safety for indigent drivers' alcohol monitoring was suspended on first reading and passed 7-0.
An ordinance authorizing the mayor to apply to and receive from the Ohio Department of Development for the 2012 Community Development Block Grant of $144,000 and declaring an emergency was given a first reading.
An ordinance approving the use of $42,921 from the city's revolving loan fund for the CDBG fund and declaring an emergency was given a first reading.
An ordinance requiring the finance director to deliver the budget to the Seneca County auditor by July 20 and declaring an emergency was given a first reading.