Archive for Thursday, January 29, 2004

Basehor tables proposal to purchase police car

January 29, 2004

The Basehor City Council again tabled a proposal to purchase a new police department squad car during its meeting Monday, Jan. 26.

The City Council voted, 3-2, to set back a decision for three months so the vehicle purchase could further be discussed among council members and the police department. Earlier this month, the City Council tabled a similar proposal.

City Council members John Bonee and Iris Dysart voted against tabling the proposal.

The police department acquired three bids for a new 2004 Ford Crown Victoria.

The lowest of those bids for the vehicle is $20,093; the vehicle also would need equipment, priced at $8,000, bringing the total cost to $28,093.

The vehicle purchase was slated to coincide with the addition of another full-time police officer. The hiring of another officer and a new squad car would allow the police department to schedule two officers for patrols, police chief Vince Weston said.

City Council members and the police department are scheduled to discuss the issue further before bringing it back as an issue in 90 days.

In other action, the City Council:

  • Approved, 5-0, having the city engineer begin preparing plans for sewer sanitary work for areas along Poplar Street.
  • Met in executive session for 1 hour and 15 minutes to discuss matters of attorney-client privilege.

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