At its October meeting, the Greenville City Council purchased a police vehicle and three pickup trucks, one each for the water, sewer, and public works departments.
The 2016 police unit, a utility vehicle, was bought from Wright Automotive of Hillsboro through the state bid program. The price is $29,200. City Manager Dave Willey said other area dealers were unable to match the price.
The cost is less than what the city paid for a 2015 car and includes a factory Ready For The Road package of items needed inside of a police vehicle.
The city is also taking advantage of the state bid package to buy the three 2016 pickup trucks from Bob Ridings Ford. The total price is $92,995 including snow plows, which will allow the trucks to be used to clear streets.
City Manager Dave Willey told the council the city has been successful in selling its used vehicles on eBay. Proceeds from the sales are credited to the appropriate department.
The city had funds budgeted for the police vehicle and three trucks.