Order your vehicles now…and hope they arrive soon

(Festus, Crystal City) Both the cities of Festus and Crystal City have placed orders for new vehicles to replace some older aging models, but how long will it take to get delivery? Festus City Administrator Greg Camp says they quickly placed their orders for some new vehicles right as they approved the new budget last month, however, they are still waiting for items ordered in 2020.

Crystal City City Administrator Jason Eisenbeis says they recently looked over the numbers last month, which is the halfway point of their current fiscal year budget. He says they also decided to make some purchases, knowing there will likely be delays.

Every municipality has been in the same situation, and even local police, fire, and EMS departments have also been waiting on new vehicles that were ordered earlier this year or even in 2020.