The Mt. Morris Village Board unanimously approved funds up to $28,000 to buy a new police truck at its Tuesday meeting.
The city has two vehicle options, one being a white 2020 Dodge Ram 1500 at state bid pricing. The other is a 2019 black vehicle that’s outfitted the same way and $3,000-$4,000 less than the 2020.
Either one can be afforded at the $28,000 number, which is budgeted for this year.
“Everyone is used to us having a white police vehicle,” Trustee Jerry Stauffer said. “Maybe this black one could give us the element of surprise.”
It was decided at the meeting that Village Hall will be fully reopened on Monday after the state enters into its fourth phase of reopening on Friday. Plexiglass will be installed at the counter and signage will be up stating that masks are required to be worn inside.
It was also mentioned that the next board meeting on July 11 will be held in the Village Hall chambers. Recent meetings have been done online via Zoom to prevent the spread of COVID-19.