Grant allows Tyronza to purchase police car

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The city of Tyronza will have a new police car thanks to a Justice Assistance Grant. With the grant, which is about $49,000, the police department has purchased a Dodge Charger, equipment for the new squad car, three dash cameras for the squad cars they already have and an intoxilyzer.

The city council approved a motion Tuesday night to start taking bids on one of the older Crown Victoria squad cars.

In old business the council:

* Heard the fire department report. The fire department has started inspecting fire plugs, has scheduled tests between now and May and has new training records. The fire chief raised concern over some of the fire plug locations and estimated that four more plugs are needed in order to reach every house. Tyronza currently has a Class 7 fire rating; the fire chief is shooting for a Class 3 or 4 rating in three years' time.

* Reviewed the proposed Master Street Plan. There was some concern over the width of the streets for a proposed residential area. The council passed a motion to change the Master Street Plan's suggestion of 24 foot streets for that area to 28 foot streets.

There will be a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the courtroom to discuss changing an area zoned industrial to commercial. The public is encouraged to attend.

The date for the annual Stars and Stripes auction is March 19. The fundraiser will take place at the Fire Department this year.

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