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.