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Pineville Discusses New Police Car, Generator Bids

by Alexus Underwood / SPECIAL TO MCDONALD COUNTY PRESS | January 13, 2022 at 8:35 a.m.
PHOTO BY ALEXUS UNDERWOOD City Alderman Becky Davis, Roy Milleson, Scott Dennis, and Shirley "Sam" Alps in meeting January 11. Dennis runs the meeting in the absence of Mayor Gregg Sweeten.

PINEVILLE -- Pineville City Council, at the city meeting Tuesday, discussed old business consisting of fire station and city hall generator bids and new business concerning a new police car and a bill.

The board discussed bids for a new generator for Pineville's fire station and city hall. The current 15-year-old generator will not start and creates an issue in opening the fire station doors during times of emergency. Two bids were presented, with a bid from Master Electric being $7,400. The bid from Master Electric was passed by the board.

The board discussed purchasing a new police car, followed by a presentation from Marshal Chris Owens. The new car would be an addition to the police station's vehicles, rather than a replacement. The purchase of a new police vehicle would bring the department's fleet to four vehicles total.

Owens presented various vehicles to the board, highlighting a used 2019 Dodge Charger, which could be purchased from the Missouri Highway Patrol. The 2019 charger is priced at $21,000 and currently has 55,000 miles. The vehicle would be purchased as a standard police package which includes new tires, new brakes, an oil change, a full inspection by MSHP mechanics, and all maintenance records.

The vehicle has 46,000 miles remaining of the factory power-train warranty. The board approved the purchase of the 2019 Dodge Charger. The vehicle will have to be outfitted with necessary police equipment, which will bring the total cost of the vehicle to just over $30,000, less than the new vehicles Owens presented to the board. The cost of police equipment was approved by the board. Owens also proposed purchasing a new camera system, a 10-8 video system which includes four cameras. The board approved the camera system purchase at a price of $8,019.95.

The board discussed Bill No. 2022-01, an ordinance of the city of Pineville authorizing a contract with Civen Inc. For engineering services of Highway W waterline extension in the amount of $7,800. The board approved Bill 2022-01.

In other business, the council approved payment of bills in the amount of $31,152.34

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