Woodstock to consider buying two police vehicles
The Woodstock City Council will be discussing the purchase of two patrol vehicles and other equipment for the Police Department at its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The Police Department has requested the purchase of two Ford Interceptor police vehicles and eight radios and associated accessories. The police department was to replace six radios for a total of $18,000 within the 2015 and 2016 budget. Police Chief Robert Lowen, in a letter to City Manager Roscoe Stelford, said a sales promotion would allow the city to purchase eight radios with accessories for a total of $18,268 through Motorola. The radios would be purchased through Chicago Communications.
The purchase of two vehicles is part of the replacement system the police department utilizes on a five-year alternation system. The vehicles would cost $26,574 each. Within the budget for 2015 and 2016, $74,000 was approved for replacing police vehicles. Should this motion be approved, Lowen said the new vehicles will be retrofitted with equipment from older vehicles.
The council will also consider a loan agreement between the city and Chamber of Commerce.