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Posted September 5, 2012 | Leave a comment
Council OKs vehicle request
By Alex Bridges -- email@example.com
The Woodstock Town Council on Tuesday backed a request to replace vehicles for two departments with money from reserves.
Council voted in favor of amending the current fiscal budget by slightly more than $96,000 to cover the cost of buying four vehicles. Woodstock police sought two sedan cruisers and a sport utility vehicle, according to town officials. The Public Works Department also sought a pickup with a snow-removal blade attachment.
No one spoke during a public hearing held on the budget amendment, assistant town planner Angela Clem said Wednesday. Council needed to hold the public hearing because the amount of the request exceeded the town's budget by 1 percent, according to Clem. Council later in the meeting voted to amend the general fund balance of the current budget by the amount requested from the reserves.
Finance Director Mandy Belyea explained that council had discussed the departments' vehicle requests during their work on the 2013 budget but decided at that time to not include money for the purchases.
Council later in the meeting accepted bids from two dealerships for the four vehicles, Belyea said.
Also at the meeting, council:
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