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Local Business Donates $4,000 Power Brush Equipment to City

City of Huntsville December 18, 2014
(Huntsville, AL) - A local company and Ariens are donating a $4,000 power brush to the City's Public Works department to help with snow removal and general cleanup on public sidewalks. Mark Hedden with Hedden Lawn and Garden will present the Ariens Power Brush to the City Council at Thursday night's regularly scheduled meeting. The brush will be parked on the City Hall plaza after 3 p.m. Thursday for media to photograph.

"My business sells Ariens equipment and when I saw the city workers struggling to remove ice and snow off of sidewalks last winter, I knew the power brush would be a help," said Hedden. "It's stronger than a blower and the brushes can remove thin layers of ice. It also has the ability to navigate into smaller spaces, where larger equipment won't always fit."

Public Works Director Terry Hatfield is thrilled. "This is a terrific and versatile machine, and we can use it to blow snow, clear debris and gravel off of sidewalks, trails and greenways, and it will help us clean the walkways in Big Spring Park, which routinely suffer the after effects of overfed ducks and geese."

Hedden says the power brush is a multi-seasonal machine and he hopes the City will be pleased with its functionality.

"We want to thank Mr. Hedden for this generous gift, and we look forward to putting the equipment to good use."

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