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Town Board plans to seek bids for two new police cars

The Town Board plans to direct Police Chief H. James Suitor to seek bids for two new police cars when the board meets Feb. 14.

During a work session Thursday night, Suitor told board members he informally sought bids and found Warnock Automotive Group of East Hanover, N.J., had deals that were better than those on the state bid list for Ford Crown Victorias.

However, board members said they would like to trade in two Crown Victorias, plus an unmarked car, and Supervisor Steven C. Richards said the town might get a better package from local car dealerships, which might be willing to give a better price for the used vehicles.

Suitor said Warnock was only willing to pay $2,100 for all three cars, while DeLacy Ford of Elma would pay $5,000 for them.

Suitor said the unmarked car only has 64,000 miles on it, but it would not be worth the cost to have it painted and striped to be an official town cruiser.

Richards said the board may receive quotes on vehicles other than Crown Victorias because they will be advertising for them or the equivalent.

Richards also said the board plans to hold a public hearing on the proposed expansion of the Laurelton Park subdivision off Grauer Road, but doesn't plan to act on the matter when it meets for the next regular session at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 in Town Hall, 7105 Lockport Road.

That's because board members told developers last month they did not like the plan to place ponds there, Richards said.

By delaying any action, the board is giving engineers for Laurelton more time to work on a different drainage plan, Richards said.

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