WEIRTON — The town continues efforts to replace its fleet of cars, with 4 proposed purchases beneficial Thursday by means of the town’s finance committee.
The car purchases — two for the Weirton Police Division, one for the Weirton Fireplace Division and one for the town’s Public Works Division — will pass earlier than Town Council for dialogue at midday Tuesday.
Resolutions had been offered for the acquisition of 1 2016 Jeep Patriot SUV unmarked police cruiser at a value of $15,416 and one 2012 Dodge Avenger Sedan unmarked police cruiser at a value of $8,916.
It used to be famous the police cars, for use by means of the detective’s department, had been being bought from Hancock County Chrysler.
“Generally we acquire from the state program so we don’t have to visit bid,” Ward three Councilman Fred Marsh stated.
Finance Director Diana Smoljanovich defined the purchases had been bid out by means of the town, and the dealership’s worth used to be not up to in the course of the state.
“Those are changing cars which might be rusting out and falling aside,” Smoljanovich stated, noting the purchases were budgeted.
The committee additionally beneficial the acquisition of a 2019 Chevy Tahoe truck for use by means of the town’s hearth leader. The fee for the car, in the course of the state bid, is $38,328.
Leader Jerry Shumate defined his present car is a 2006 with 92,000 miles and has had a lot of mechanical problems. He has proposed to stay that car throughout the fleet for use by means of town hearth inspectors.
“We’ll grasp onto it to do inspections,” Shumate stated.
A solution can be offered at the acquire of 1 2019 2-1/2-ton sell off truck for the Public Works Division at a value of $118,490.
“It’s a plow truck,” Public Works Director Rod Rosnick stated. “It has a plow and spreader. The entirety is within the bundle.”
Rosnick famous the associated fee is not up to the $140,000 that have been budgeted, in addition to the bid costs of 2 earlier years for truck purchases.
Different pieces to head earlier than the finance committee had been the purchase of six new X26P Tasers with holsters and spare battery packs at $6,936 for the Weirton Police Division; one HP print/scan/reproduction system for the town’s inspections division at $10,045; a $5,000 contribution towards the Brooke-Hancock County Veterans Memorial Park Inc.; and a freelance for $4,800 with A.G. Lucas Consulting to supply services and products for scientific and blood-borne pathogen necessities.