By Gary Lloyd
The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved of disposing of 25 Trussville Police Department vehicles that the department no longer needs.
The city council approved of disposing of 22 Ford Crown Victoria police cars — which range in model from the year 1999 to 2008 — and three Dodge Intrepid police vehicles.
Of the 22 Ford Crown Victoria police cars, nine are listed in poor condition, four in very good condition, four in serviceable condition, two in very poor condition and two need equipment/work/lights. A 1999 Ford Crown Victoria is listed as leaking oil and has undercover lights and siren. No other equipment is with this car.
All three of the 2004 Dodge Intrepids were listed in “OK” condition.
The approval authorizes Mayor Gene Melton and City Clerk Lynn Porter to dispose of the cars by receiving bids for them.
“All such property shall be sold to the highest bidder, provided, however, that the council shall have the authority to reject all bids when, in its opinion, it deems the bids to be less than adequate consideration for the personal property,” the resolution states.
The city council in December 2011 approved of purchasing 34 Chevrolet Tahoes for the police and fire departments. The police department was approved to acquire 32 of the two-wheel-drive vehicles, while the fire department got the remaining two. Most Trussville policemen are now driving the Tahoes.
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