The Irwin Police Department is getting a new vehicle for $52,870, but the borough had to tap into its liquid fuels fund to cover the cost.
Borough council on Wednesday approved the purchase of a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe from Kenny Ross Chevrolet Buick GMC in North Huntingdon.
The price includes all accessories necessary to equip the vehicle for police use, including lights, a cage for the back seat, a radio and detailing.
The vehicle will replace a 2012 Chevrolet Impala, said Chief Roger Pivirotto. The chief recommended keeping the old vehicle as a backup, rather than attempting to sell it.
To pay for the new police car, council allocated about $40,000 from its capital reserve fund and earmarked $12,000 from a fund for street paving projects.
The borough will use liquid fuels money and capital reserve fund to pay for the upcoming paving program. J.M. Paving Inc. of North Huntingdon, the lowest of 10 bidders, was awarded the $245,616 contract.
Irwin received $136,382 in liquid fuels money, according to a report released this week by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.