New San Pedro resident donates truck to SPTC

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) has received yet another vehicular donation. This just within two weeks of receiving the donation of a brand now golf cart. The new donation, a GMC U-Haul truck was donated on Wednesday September 26th by Mr. and Mrs. John Robert, of Buffalo New York, who have permanently relocated to San Pedro after Mrs. Robert retired.

John spoke to The San Pedro Sun of his donation. “My wife and I came for the first time three years ago, fell in love with San Pedro. We purchased an ocean front condo with the intention to eventually retire here. I finally got my wife to retire three weeks ago, we decided to sell our home and make San Pedro our new residence. We purchased this 24ft box truck – loaded all our household possession – headed south to Fort Lauderdale Florida, shipped it to Belize City and here we are. And we have no plans of ever going back home so we have no need for a truck. So it seemed the likely thing was to leave it on the island. And I understand the town council can use it perhaps in a positive way.”

The truck is a 1993 GMC Automatic Transmission with approximately 220,000 miles on it in great condition, according to John. Kenrick Brackett, council whose portfolio includes Garbage, was on hand to receive the keys to the newly donated truck. He was very thankful for the donation and assured that the truck will be put to good use. “I am very, very happy for this donation. I want to say thanks to Mr. John. This is a huge help for us and we want to make good use of this vehicle.”

Speaking on the planned use of the vehicle Brackett stated; “We just want to let the public know that we will be starting daily pick up of garbage for the people up north. I want to say to the people up north that we have not forgotten you. We’ve heard your cries and here comes the answer.” According to Brackett, there are plans to replace the box of the truck with a dump – turning it into a dump truck which will be used for garbage collection north of the bridge.


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