Tonight, the Neosho City Council will consider the approval and acceptance of a Homeland Security/Missouri Terrorism Prevention grant, which would provide updates to the police department’s mobile data system.
The council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 203 E. Main St.
The grant, administered by the Missouri Police Chief’s Association, would provide four complete systems for the department’s mobile computer network.
The Neosho Police Department was awarded the grant two years ago, which allowed seven aged mobile units to be updated at that time.
With the possible addition of four more mobile terminals, that would leave only two units not updated. The grant requires no match from the city and includes laptops, docking stations, power adapters, consoles, computer mounts, antennas and installation.
The council will also consider, under second and final reading, the declaration of three police department vehicles as surplus. Those vehicles include a 2006 Ford Expedition and two 2007 Ford Crown Victorias.
Once the vehicles are declared surplus, the department hopes to trade them in, allowing for the purchase of three new police department vehicles.
Council members authorized David McCracken, Neosho Police Chief, in their Nov. 6 council meeting, to pursue the new vehicles using the state bid.
The department is asking to purchase a 2013 Ford Interceptor Utility for $20,496 and two 2013 Ford Interceptor Sedans for $22,273 and $17, 273, for a grand total of $60,042.
The department budgeted for the replacement of two patrol units this year. The department also has a totally damaged unit, which they are currently settling with insurance and are also looking to replace.
The council will consider the state bids from Joe Machens Ford, of Columbia.
In other business, the council is scheduled to:
• Vote, on final reading, on the repeal of city ordinance 497-2012, which allowed the execution of a cooperative agreement between the City of Neosho and the Neosho Transportation Development District. The repeal will make that agreement null and void.
• Consider approval of an annual contract with Davis, Lynn and Moots, who were selected in the council’s Nov. 6 meeting to perform the city’s annual audit for fiscal years ending Sept. 30, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The contract will be renewed and approved on an annual basis.
• Issue a proclamation, recognizing Terra Sanders as the City of Neosho’s employee of the quarter.
• Announce vacancies that exist on the airport industrial development board; board of adjustments-zoning; board of appeals; economic development sales tax committee; historic district commission; parks recreation and golf course board; and the planning and zoning commission. If interested in serving on any of these advisory boards, contact city clerk Nora Houdyshell at 451-8050.
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