WADSWORTH: Legislation to purchase two 2013 Dodge Charger special cruisers for the city's police department was placed on second reading Tuesday.
Safety Director Matt Hiscock said the cruisers will replace two of the city's fleet and are expected to cost $43,633.
According to Hiscock, cruisers are required to have emergency lights, sirens and identification but Wadsworth, as do other cities, uses an after-market vendor to up fit the new cruisers with its own equipment.
Hiscock noted there is a lot of extra equipment that is available to be placed on cruisers, but all of them cost money.
The city operates 12 front line marked cruisers, Hiscock said.
A contract with CT Consultants, Inc. to submit an application for a 2013 Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) grant was also approved by the council.
CHIP grants normally are used for the repair, rehabilitation or first time purchase of homes in the city. Wadsworth has received a number of these grants in the past.
The council also authorized the auction of unneeded items on eBay, which the city has used previously.
Items on the list include: a 1997 Dodge Intrepid with 68,322 miles; 1999 Ford Crown Victoria, 143,377 miles; 2000 Ford Crown Victoria, 133,633 miles; 1994 Chevy, 94,763 miles; 1987 Ford dump truck with 7,735 hours; a 1994 Ford, 3,064 hours; a 2002 Peterbilt Packer, 14,891 hours; and, a 1,000 gallon diesel fuel tank.