Council OKs purchase of tires for police department
by RACHEL DAVIS
Nov 28, 2012 | 1030 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DORA – Dora’s City Council unanimously approved the purchase of new tires for two of the city’s police cars at their meeting on Tuesday night.

The tires are for the older white Crown Victoria that was recently repaired and returned to service. Those tires, from the state bid, will cost $413.56 with mounting and balancing.

Mayor Randy Stephens described the tires on that car as “bald.”

“I’m not sure we should even be driving it if we don’t put tires on it,” Stephens told the council.

The other car is one of the department’s two Dodge Chargers. The tires for that vehicle, along with the mounting and balancing, will total $551.60. The current tires have more than 30,000 miles on them and Stephens said they are worn down to the point that they needed replacing.

In other business:

•The city authorized Stephens to enter into a construction contract with Dunn Construction for the paving of the access road leading into the Dora shopping center beside Piggly Wiggly. The adjusted bid amount for the project is $271,937 and there is a grant in place for $215,000.

•The council approved an amendment to the city’s business license code that would tie the amount of the fee to the state’s set rate, whatever it may be. The current rate is $12.

•The mayor announced that the sealed bids for the city’s surplus truck had been opened and the winning bid was $650.

•The council recognized the Dora seven and eight year old football team who went undefeated this year and won the Superbowl for their age group.