Brownwood City Council members will consider awarding a $54,320 bid Tuesday morning to the Bruner Auto Group for the purchase of two Chevrolet Tahoes for the Brownwood Police Department.

The council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall.

According to an agenda item briefing sheet:

The Brownwood Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have traditionally purchased sedans for patrol operations. Industry changes to the body style of sedans however, have created a risk of injury to officers and those being transported.

Diminished space at the rear doors have made placing combative and/or intoxicated subjects into the rear seat of a sedan more difficult and has increased the risk of physical injury if a struggle were to ensue. Last year the department began a process of transitioning to Chevrolet Tahoes because they have proven to be the best option for law enforcement.

Budgeted funds included a total of $60,000 for two vehicles, equipment and graphics.

In other business Tuesday, council members will:

Hold a public hearing and consider on first reading an ordinance to close a 12-foot-wide alley at 1111 Morris, beginning at Morris and continuing northeast for 103 feet.

Consider an ordinance on second and third readings to change the zoning classification of properties along Golding Road from 3507 to 3617 from C-2 General Business District to MH Manufactured Home/Mobile Home District.

Consider an ordinance on second and third readings adopting the Atmos rate Review Mechanism Settlement.

Consider approving a mayoral appointment of Ray Tipton and reappointment of Michael Cloy to the Parks and Recreation Board.

Consider an ordinance on first reading approving the fiscal year 2012-'13 budget amendments.

Hear reports on topics including Proposition 6 on the Nov. 5 constitutional amendment election.