The City Council will vote Tuesday whether to spend about $200,000 to replace four city police cars, two flatbed pickup trucks and a sedan.
City staff recommended that the council approve the purchase of four 2011 Ford Crown Victoria police cars, two 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 hybrid pickup trucks and one 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.
If Fountain Valley officials approve the three separate purchase items at their July 17 meeting, the pickups would arrive within four to six months and the Sonata and the Victorias would arrive in about two weeks, according to Dale Schuck, city General Services Manager.
The two new pickup trucks, which cost $74,755 altogether, would replace two 1999 Ford pickup trucks that have been in service for at least 13 years and are currently used by the city’s government building foreman and sewer/storm drain supervisor.
Staff estimates there would also be about $3,000 in outfitting costs for the new pickups.
At $26,944, the Sonata would replace a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria sedan used by the city Department of Public Works for about 14 years that has more than 112,000 miles on it.
According to the staff report, $100,000 of the cost for the pickups and the Sonata would come from grant money, not the general fund.
And, at a cost of $101,398, the four new police cars would replace two police cars built in 2007 and two more built in 2008. Each has more than 92,000 miles on it.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 10200 Slater Avenue.