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Commissioners are buying local

Harry Prisant (WALB) Harry Prisant (WALB)
Commissioner Harry James (WALB) Commissioner Harry James (WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Managers at Sunbelt Ford of Albany are happy that Dougherty County Commissioners decided to buy from them.

They were worried they would lose a county bid for two cars to a metro Atlanta dealership, by just a few dollars. Today commissioners decided to purchase the two new county vehicles locally for $70,000.
    
Sunbelt leaders still want the county to adopt a local preference ordinance; something some commissioners support. "I believe the right decision was made, that's the fair thing to do, keep the money here in town. I'm a Dougherty County resident so it's my money at the same time," said Fleet Manager Harry Prisant. 

"You got to support your local businesses, and any time you are trying to advocate to bring in business, it's called retention," said District V Commissioner Harry James. "You got to support the businesses that are already here."

The City of Albany adopted a true local preference three years ago.   

In January 2015, city leaders raised the percentage for a local bidder to take preference over a outside bidder from two to five percent.

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