City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
190591

Requesting an appropriation of $26,074 from the Capital Projects Stabilization Fund to purchase a vehicle for the Police Dept.

Information

Department:AuditingSponsors:
Category:Mayor's RequestPurposes:Appropriation/Budget

Official Text

To the Honorable Board:

 

I respectfully request an appropriation in the amount of twenty six thousand, seventy four  dollars ($26,074.00) from the Capital Projects Stabilization Fund to purchase a 2011 Ford Taurus Sedan for the Police Department.

 

Thank you for your consideration of this matter.

 

 

Very truly yours,

 

 

Joseph A. Curtatone

Mayor

 

Meeting History

Dec 9, 2010 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:REFERRED FOR RECOMMENDATION
Feb 22, 2011 6:30 PM  Finance Committee Committee Meeting

Alderman Gewirtz questioned why the Police Chief needs a new vehicle and she asked to know where the vehicle used by the prior chief is.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Mar 7, 2011 6:00 PM  Finance Committee Committee Meeting

Deputy Chief Cabral spoke about the need for providing Chief Pasquarello with a new vehicle and told the members that the Chief now uses a car from the fleet assigned to the detective bureau. The committee questioned the fiscal responsibility of purchasing a new vehicle and requested a breakdown of the department's vehicle mileage. The committee also questioned whether the city had a contractual obligation to provide the chief with a new vehicle, and if so, what restrictions were attached to its use. A vote to approve the measure was taken with Aldermen Heuston and Connolly voting in favor and Aldermen Gewirtz and Taylor voting against.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE [2 TO 2]
AYES:Maryann M. Heuston, John M. Connolly
NAYS:Rebekah L. Gewirtz, Thomas F. Taylor
ABSENT:William A. White Jr.
Mar 21, 2011 7:00 PM  Finance Committee Committee Meeting

Deputy Chief Cabral explained the reason for the request and told the members that the life expectancy for an administrative vehicle is 5 years, as opposed to 2-3 years for patrol cars. Alderman Taylor's motion that the Police Department use this vehicle for 5 years, was approved.

RESULT:APPROVED. [4 TO 1]
AYES:Maryann M. Heuston, William A. White Jr., John M. Connolly, Thomas F. Taylor
NAYS:Rebekah L. Gewirtz
Mar 24, 2011 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED. [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:John M. Connolly, Dennis M. Sullivan, William A. White Jr., William M. Roche, Maryann M. Heuston, Thomas F. Taylor, Walter F. Pero, Sean T. O’Donovan, Rebekah L. Gewirtz, Robert C. Trane
ABSENT:Bruce M. Desmond