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Board of Works and Safety -- other business

Friday, July 28, 2006

By ANDY MCCAMMON

tamccammon1@yahoo .com

Other business discussed at Thursday's Board of Works meeting included:

-New police cars

The board voted to table a request from Police Chief Mark Loudermilk for two new police cruisers, pending council appropriation of the funds.

Mayor Tom Arthur said he would sign off on the purchase of one cruiser, but hesitated to approve the second without the council's input.

"Honestly, I have no problem with getting one now" he said. "I just don't feel comfortable approving the second one until it's approved by the council."

The vehicles the department plans to purchase, two Ford Police Interceptors, cost $23,000 each.

-A new vehicle for the Water Distribution Dept.

Board members approved the purchase of a new pick-up truck for use in the Water Distribution Department.

According to Assistant Superintendent Dick Vanetti, the vehicles the department uses now are ready to be retired.

"They're just plain junk," he said.

The board selected a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado with a price tag of $14,750.57.

-New meeting times

The board voted to adjust its meeting time on the fourth Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The board's 5 p.m. meeting on the second Tuesday of each month will not be affected. The new schedule will take effect in August, Arthur said.



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