Erik Harris, sports editor
ARGO — The city of Argo received a donation from soon-to-be council member Dusty Stinson on Monday night.
Stinson, who will take his seat in Place 3 on Nov. 2, presented his donation during Monday’s Argo City Council meeting. The item — a StreetScout Speed Trailer — will aid the city’s police force, as it cracks down on speeding.
“This is a radar trailer that I wanted to give to the council to be used by the city of Argo Police Department,” said Stinson to the council. “It has a computer system in it that will track speeding. You can download the data via Bluetooth.”
Stinson said the equipment is solar powered and will likely arrive sometime in late-September.
According to the council, Trussville has found similar devices to be effective, especially when utilized in different locations.
“We appreciate this, Dusty,” said Mayor Betty Bradley. “I know our police department is going to be proud to be able to use that and I know our residents are going to be glad that you donated this to the city to be able to use around the city to maybe slow some of these speeders down.”
In other business, the Argo City Council also:
- approved the hiring of maintenance worker Darrell Glass
- approved a resolution to declare Mayor Bradley and councilmembers Danny McCarley and Ann Brown duely elected for the term beginning on Nov. 2, 2020.