In a relatively brief meeting of the Piedmont City Council on Tuesday, the council discussed the need for a couple of new patrol cars for the City’s Police Department.
Police Chief Freddie Norton approached the council with a request to purchase the cars in order to replace those that have recently been put out of service.
“We lost another car the other day, and there’s not much we can do about it,” Norton told the council.
According to Norton, the price tag for the cars on the state bid list would be about $24,000 for a patrol car or about $21,000 for a administration vehicle.
It was unclear of the cost to outfit the cars as the company that the department had used in the past has since gone out of business.
Mayor Bill Baker asked Norton to come back once the final price is known. “We just need to know exactly how much we’re talking about so we can look at the funds to find some money,” Baker told Norton.
In other business, bills for payment were approved in the amount of $530,511.85.
The council declined a request from a local resident, who asked that his property be de-annexed from the city in order place a mobile home on the site.
Mayor Baker reminded those in attendance that the Piedmont DAV will be hosting a Memorial Day Program, set for 10am this Saturday, May 25th, at Veterans Park.
The next regular Piedmont City Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4th, immediately following the work session, which is set for 5:30pm.