CV Council looks to approve lease agreement for better vehicles

CHINO VALLEY -The Chino Valley Town Council may ask staff members to prepare a revised $500,000 lease-purchase agreement for new town vehicles.

The council, at its 6:30 p.m. Thursday meeting in town hall at 1020 W. Palomino Road, also may approve the final plat for the 106-lot Mollie Rae subdivision, a 120-acre property off West Road 1 South and Center Street.

Town staff, currently developing a five-year capital improvement plan, wants to replace vehicles and/or heavy equipment for its police, roads, parks and recreation, and public works departments.

The police department is seeking one new vehicle and four replacement vehicles at a total cost of $209,000.

"High-mileage vehicles will be replaced and, with the addition of police officers, we're getting one more additional vehicle," Town Manager Bill Pupo said.

In addition, the roads department is asking for two heavy-duty Ford pickups at a price tag of $70,000.

IN OTHER BUSINESS:

• The council may let the Chino Valley Police Department spend $11,600 in grant money from the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission for equipment and overtime for future DUI saturation patrols in town.

• The council may approve the membership of its Appointments, Finance, Economic Development, Parks & Recreation, Public Safety, Transportation & Roads and Water & Utilities committees.

• The council will discuss its position on the Yavapai County Water Advisory Committee's proposal to change its membership structure.