Tri States Public Radio Staff
City gets discount on police car purchase
Wed January 25, 2012
Carthage Can't Pass up Deal on new Police Car
Carthage planned to replace one of its police cars in the next fiscal year. Chief Gary Waddell found a deal the city couldn't pass up. He found a dealer with a properly-equipped vehicle in stock. The city found the savings attractive.
Mayor Jim Nightingale said, “We probably could have got by until next budget year. But this is a 2011 (model). There was a considerable discount on it. I think we probably saved close to $3,000 so we decided to go ahead.”
The city took delivery of the new squad car this week. The total cost was approximately $24,000, fully-equipped.
The mayor said the city will use money from its capital improvement fund to pay for the car.