The Richmond City Council will discuss the purchase of two new police cars at Tuesday night’s meeting. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade speak with City Administrator Ron Brohammer:
Some of the city’s older vehicles have almost 150,00 miles. “It’s budgeted in the 2014 budget, the budget that will go into effect in October. And, just round numbers, about $28,0000 to $30,000 a piece if we buy new ones. If we can find some used ones, then it would be about $17,000 to $18,000 a piece,” said Brohammer.
Council will also look into purchasing a new cemetery truck. Their old truck was stolen and burned several months ago. The City received about $14,500 from their insurance provider. “To find a replacement truck similar to that is pretty difficult. So I was looking to buy a new one, which would have cost about $25,000 to $28,000, but the Council has hesitated to spend that much money for a cemetery truck. So we’ve been trying to find a used one or something that would work. And so we’re just really in discussion on that,” Brohammer said.
Regular session begins at 6:30.
The Public Works and the Ordinance Committee will meet with Council for a meeting at 6:00. They will discuss using part of the transportation tax on sidewalks at a pre-council meeting at 6:00. They will discuss to possibility of using a small portion of the 1/2 Cent Transportation Tax for sidewalk construction.