EMERGENCY PURCHASE – INFORMATION ONLY
(J ) REPLACEMENT OF PURSUIT VEHICLE FOR MARSHAL’S OFFICE:
On May 19, 2018, the Fire Department responded to 1506 6th Avenue in reference to a vehicle fire. Upon their arrival, they discovered the Marshal’s Office vehicle, M-6 (Body #11316), engulfed in flames coming from the engine compartment. The vehicle was parked at the employee’s residence in the parking lot. The vehicle is not salvageable.
Marshal Greg Countryman spoke with the City Manager on May 20, 2018 and he indicated that he would approve the replacement of the vehicle as an emergency purchase and submit it to City Council on May 22, 2018.
A new vehicle is required because the vehicle is a pursuit vehicle used in Field Services for carrying out the primary function of the Office. There is only one (1) spare vehicle remaining in the MCMO, it is not in good repair. The vehicle is NEEDED to conduct general patrols, serve civil processes, execute evictions, etc. mandated by the Office of the Marshal.
The replacement cost is approximately $35,000 to include the vehicle, computer with installation/programming and build-out equipment.
Funding source to be determined.