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New police cars, dump truck among purchases OK'd by council

February 25, 1999

New police cars, a dump truck and 44,000 pounds of fluoride were among the purchases unanimously approved by Hagerstown City Council members Tuesday.

Those items were part of a list of purchases and agreements voted on as one measure called the consent agenda.

Also on the list was an agreement allowing the Hagerstown Soccer Club to put banners on railroad bridges over Franklin and Washington streets from June 7 through June 14.

Approved expenditures and contracts included:

* $214,000 for a contract with Henson & Son Inc., in Hagerstown, for repair and replacement of roads dug up by city workers as they work on water and sewer pipes.

* $84,084 to buy from Norris Ford in Baltimore four squad cars for Hagerstown City Police. The cars will replace four vehicles, each with more than 100,000 miles on them, Police Chief Dale J. Jones said.

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* $74,952 for a dump truck with a snow plow and salt spreader from Bob Bell Chevrolet in Baltimore. The truck will be used as one of the city's six primary snow removal vehicles, city Public Works Manager Doug Stull said.

* $11,750 for a watt-hour meter for the city's Light Department. WESCO, a Wilmington, Del., company was awarded the contract.

* $10,120 to buy 44,000 pounds of fluoride from Luclear Chemical Industries in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., which will be used to fluoridate the water at the city water plants.

* $7,450 for a police department program to test for the rank of sergeant.

* $5,825 to Shumaker's Masonry in Hagerstown to repair and replace curbs and sidewalks around the city, including the curb along Pangborn Boulevard adjacent to the park.

- Dan Kulin

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