From The Tribune staff reports
SPRINGVILLE—Several topics were covered at the Springville City Council Meeting on Monday night.
A surplus vehicle, city parks and police technology were among the items Mayor William Isley Jr. and the council acted on Monday, July 6.
Springville passed a vote to purchase a used fire department vehicle from Hoover for a cost of less than $10,000. Chief Richard Harvey said the department would have to restripe the 2002 Ford Excursion and install a new radio. Those expenses are included.
“The good thing about it is it’s a large enough vehicle to have towing capabilities,” said Harvey. “It’s four-wheel drive, so in inclement weather that would be our go-to first responder vehicle.”
Mayor Isley said the city recently had “extremely good luck” with a surplus police department vehicle acquired from Hoover.
Also on Monday, the city council voted to purchase 18 metal picnic tables to replace wooden tables, due to their easy-to-sanitize surfaces. Those tables will be placed in high-traffic areas throughout the city (Big Springs Park), and come at a cost of $14,950.
The council later passed a motion to replace a worn out lawnmower that is used to cut sports fields and parks in Springville. According to Isley, the new mower is listed as a Scag Turf Tiger II, and costs $11,950.
In other business, the city council also:
- approved a vote to install a smartphone radio app known as Tango Tango for the Springville Police Department for $1,541. This purchase is made in conjunction with the city of Odenville and town of Ragland
- rescheduled the council’s next meeting from July 20 to July 27