Livermore Falls board approves cruiser purchase

LIVERMORE FALLS — Selectmen voted Tuesday to approve the invest in of a 2022 Ford Explorer hybrid cruiser with a street-all set law enforcement package deal.

The board accepted paying out $28,000 from its share of the American Rescue Program Act in May perhaps to go with the $14,000 elevated by voters previous 12 months. It was put in a reserve account for a cruiser.

There is also $28,000 in the proposed $2.9 million spending plan to place into a reserve toward a new cruiser when desired.

Quirk Vehicle Group in Augusta has a Ford Explorer hybrid on its lot, police Main Ernest Steward Jr. instructed selectmen.

It is envisioned to get 8 to 10 months to obtain a cruiser from quite a few other dealerships, he claimed.

The expense of the cruiser, factoring in trade-in of a 2017 Ford Explorer with 126,000 miles, is $37,014, Steward claimed Wednesday.

He is hoping to have adequate still left to retrofit some of the devices from that vehicle, which include radio and laptop or computer devices, for the new cruiser. The new car runs on gasoline and electric motors.

In other business enterprise in the course of the selectmen meeting, Town Manager Amanda Allen released Alexander “Alex” Pawson of Jay as a new City Office environment personnel.

Pawson earlier labored at the Greene Town Office environment, she stated.

In another subject, selectmen voted to approve amending the personnel plan to include Juneteenth, which is a legal condition and federal getaway on Sunday, June 19. The holiday will be noticed June 20, Allen stated.

President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth Countrywide Independence Day Act in June 2021 to notice the close of slavery in the U.S. Gov. Janet Mills also authorized the working day as a legal holiday break past June.

In an additional make any difference, acting board Chairman Ernie Souther thanked Selectman Rodney Heikkinen on behalf of the board for his company to the city. It is his very last assembly. He did not look for reelection.

Souther also claimed Chairman Jeffrey Bryant, who was not at the conference, will also be thanked. Bryant also didn’t request reelection.

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