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Towing contract awarded

YAKIMA – The Yakima County commissioners this past Tuesday awarded a contract for investigative and evidence tow services to Elite Towing and Recovery Services, which operates in Sunnyside and Yakima.

The services will be provided for the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office.

Other companies submitting bids for the service included Bilko Towing and Hinds Towing.

Elite Towing and Recovery Services proposed a 70 percent discount on most of its services to Yakima County based on the Washington State Patrol rate of $181 per hour.

The towing company has equipment for all types of motor vehicles, including semis and motorcycles.

Elite Towing and Recovery Services was also able to provide sufficient liability insurance criteria required by Yakima County.

The agreement, approved by a 3-0 vote, is a multiple award agreement. The commissioners also approved an agreement with Hinds Towing for the services, which include recovering stolen vehicles and storing vehicles being held as evidence in an ongoing investigation.

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