Nine vehicles for the police department, one for the parks department, and two vehicles and a tractor for public works are being purchased by the City of Apache Junction.
The City Council on July 21 approved the $655,411 in purchases through state of Arizona cooperative contract No. ADSP017-166117 in a unanimous vote as part of a consent agenda with other items. Councilmember Christa Rizzi was on the phone and the other six were at the meeting.
The vehicles for the police and parks departments are to cost $444,411, including the cost of accessories.
It comes from general funds in the city’s fiscal year 2020-21 budget approved by the City Council in July, Heather Hodgman, public works management analyst, said in a memo to the council.
For the police department, the approval is for:
For the parks and recreation department, the approval was for one 2019 Ford Explorer to replace a vehicle with 74,329 miles and in poor condition.
Vehicles approved for the city’s public works department are a replacement gannon tractor, costing $106,000; and two Ford F-350 trucks, costing $90,000 with accessories not exceeding $15,000.
The public works department budgeted $211,000 for a Gannon tractor and two Ford F-350s regular cabs with 11-foot ridged-sided dump bed using Highway User Revenue Funds in the city’s fiscal year 2020-21 budget approved by City Council in July, Ms. Hodgman said in another memo to the council.
The 2020 John Deere 210L Gannon tractor with an enclosed cab, four-in-one bucket, gannon box and power take-off is a replacement for a tractor with 5,871 hours and in poor condition. The two 2020 Ford F-350 regular cabs are to replace vehicles that are in poor condition, according to the memo.