They're rusty and worn out and tired… but hopefully, their replacements will arrive before the snow really starts to fly next winter.

IBershires.com reports that the North Adams City Council gave final approval on Tuesday to spend $425,000 to replace eight vehicles in the Department of Public Services' fleet and the first significant update in equipment in nearly a decade.

The new administration wants this appropriation to get the department back on track with regularly scheduled replacements — rather than waiting until vehicles are no longer road-worthy.