WATERLOO — The Waterloo Police will ask City Council customers Monday to approve a lease agreement for 23 of its automobiles.
The vehicles, unmarked for investigative and administrative use, ended up explained by the section as obtaining “ongoing mechanical issues” and remaining in “disrepair.” The proposed lease arrangement with Organization would allow for the cars to be turned in excess of periodically for substitution.
The department stated more recent vehicles from Enterprise would include extra basic safety features like “modern day airbag systems, again up sensors, and cameras.” Of the unmarked vehicles, 12 are 2010 styles or more mature, and the oldest is a 2004 design. Some automobiles have corrosion and rust, the division stated.
Waterloo Law enforcement claimed the town “underfunded” its motor vehicle purchases for many years, which forced the section to prioritize marked automobile repairs and replacements more than unmarked automobiles.
The lease arrangement could to begin with price up to $175,000, according to town paperwork. Joel Fitzgerald, Waterloo police chief, claimed at a Jan. 19 function session that the division should have leftover income cash to go over the price tag. This is since Waterloo police obtained CARES Act funding in the course of COVID-19 which offset overtime charges, he said.
Fitzgerald reported he and the city’s main monetary officer, Michelle Weidner, have “a big difference of opinion as considerably as how considerably income savings and how it should be quantified.”