"I have problems purchasing something that is 18 years old," she said. "It could break next week and it is not a good investment for the city."
Casebolt said the wood chipper has new blades and "it is in outstanding condition."
The wood chipper will be used for property maintenance and will also provide free wood chips for residents, according to Casebolt.
* Councilman Andy Shamblin reminded attendees that the Halloween Hoe Down is scheduled for Oct. 26 at Nitro City Park from 6 to 9 p.m.
* Nitro Police Chief Brian Oxley commented on a shooting during a routine traffic stop early Tuesday morning. A man shot at a Nitro Police officer and struck his cruiser on Interstate 64 between the Cross Lanes and Nitro exits. The officer was unharmed and the individual escaped.
"Nitro is not immune," Oxley said. "Crime happens everywhere."