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Law Enforcement indirectly sells Charger to deputy

POSTED May 25, 2017 10:08 a.m.

DARLINGTON - At the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Committee meeting held Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Gerald Heimann called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
    A 2012 Dodge Charger with 85,000 miles is being taken out-of-service. The deputy who was assigned to that vehicle wishes to buy it. Sheriff Reg Gill said, “We have never done that, we usually send them at auction. I told him I would bring it to this committee.” The car will be sold to Virtue Motors and then Virtue will sell it to the individual. Virtue put a value of $7,200 on the vehicle and that’s what the deputy would be willing to pay. Heimann said, “If you were going to sell it directly to the officer, you would almost need sealed bids, but since it’s going through Buck’s, I don’t have a problem with it.” A motion was made to sell the car to Virtue’s. Approved.
    The Sheriff’s Department traded in and received a new ATV and UTV from Mike’s Engine Clinic, Darlington. The cost of the ATV and UTV get reimbursed to the department from the DNR over a five year plan. A new Sheriff’s Dept. pickup truck has also been put in service, the cost for the pickup was $33,700.
    Iamresponding, an emergency responding reply system, is moving forward. This will be integrated into the Spillman software and will cost participating department $550.
    Heimann told Theresa Burgess the Emergency Management presentation was very well run.
    It was mentioned that the jail was full and some inmates had to sleep on the floor.
    In other business:
    •Sergeant Missy Paisley officially retired from her duties.
    •Paid April bills.

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