Analyze the following scenario: River County is planning several capital acquisitions for the coming year. These include the purchase of two new garbage trucks at $150,000 each, one new bulldozer at $240,000, three new riding lawn mowers at $16,000 each, and construction of an activity center in the part for $650,000. The expected lifetime of the various capital items is 10 years for the garbage trucks, 8 years for the bulldozer, 5 years for the lawn mowers, and 40 years for the activity center. Prepare a capital budget for the items to be acquired, showing their estimated lifetimes, and their per unit and total costs.
Clearly label the calculations for the required components of the capital budget using Excel. Use formulas to show the interrelationships and format the cells to insert a comma if there is more than three numbers and round to the nearest whole number. Explain your budget to the county council.
Submit to your instructor your two-to-three page Word document (not including the title and reference pages) and your Excel worksheet. Your paper should be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide, and you must cite at least two scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.