LeRoy OKs purchases of truck, Tasers, camera

LeRoy OKs purchases of truck, Tasers, camera

LEROY — The city council signed off on the purchase of a truck, two Tasers and a high-tech camera, among other items, during this week's meeting.

Approved were:

— A bid on a 2014 F150 XL truck for the sewer department at a cost of $29,429. The truck is to replace an old truck that is "rusting at the bottom," according to city manager David Jenkins.

It will be purchased from Hutch's Motor Company in LeRoy, despite the bid being about $3,000 more expensive than if the car was purchased at a Hillsboro dealership.

"One way or another we will get this money back (in our community) if we go local," council member Monti Albert said.

— Equipping LeRoy police with two new X2 Tasers to replace old equipment. The total cost for the two Tasers, with five-year warranties, was $2,770.

The Tasers cost $1,180 each without warranty, or $1,385 with a five-year warranty that includes free replacements after the five years are up.

— The purchase of a 35 mm camera and flash at a cost of $1,078.99. Police Sgt. Nathan Wilkins was recently certified as a crime scene investigator and requested a camera to take photos of crime scenes, according to chief Jason Williamson.

The camera, a Nikon D5200, will cost $749, and an SB700 flash extension will cost $329.99. The camera will take photos suitable for submission to the state police crime lab.

— A bid for a cash farm lease between the city and Kyle Rafferty for a plot of city-owned land.

— A donation of $400 to the Eagle Scout project of Bryce Borklund, who will be cleaning up Howard Virgin Park on April 19, weather permitting. He plans to add new benches and clean walking paths.


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