Charleston Council Plans to Sell and Buy Police Vehicles | Government and politics

CHARLETON — The Charleston City Council will vote on the purchase and sale of two Charleston Police Department vehicles at its Tuesday, May 17, meeting.

If approved, an agenda item will remove bidding procedures for the purchase of two new squad cars for up to $39,745 per vehicle from Pilson Auto Center. Another vote will take place to authorize the sale of two police vehicles, a 2018 Ford Explorer and a 2015 Ford Taurus.

Council will also vote on a resolution to reallocate $80,000 originally related to the purchase of a new pump at the sewage treatment plant’s main lift station.

The pump is discontinued and a new style of pump will not be available until FY2024. For this reason, Director of Public Works Curt Buescher has requested that funds originally allocated for the pump be directed to the development of a Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. mandatory plant nutrient disposal plan.

Springfield-based consulting firm Northwater Consulting has provided an estimate for the plan that will not exceed $80,000 and will provide a proposal to the city.

Other items on the agenda include:

• Approval of bids for road materials totaling close to $100,000 for eight items related to road maintenance.

• The reappointment of Matt Madigan and Nora Pat Small for a one-year term as ex-officio members of the Charleston Historic Preservation Commission.

• A raffle license for weekly draws at Moose Lodge to raise funds for Mooseheart Residential Daycare.

• A raffle license for CASA East Central Illinois at a May Day, a CASA event taking place May 21 from 4-7 pm on Seventh Street.

Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. A live webcast of the meeting is also available on the city’s website.