HOMER CITY — Homer City Borough council agreed to sell a 2005 Chevrolet Crown Victoria police car Tuesday during its regular meeting at the Homer City Municipal Building.
A bid of $2,301 was accepted for the vehicle, which was sold as is. A bid for a 2001 Chevrolet Crown Victoria was rejected by the board, which decided to retain the vehicle for now because it had recently been repaired.
The board also decided to table a proposal for the purchase of a new police car until next month’s regular meeting.
Mayor Kenneth Cecconi proposed several possible purchase options for a new police car, and board member Jennifer Jaworski suggested waiting until after the new year to see if any grant money may be available to go toward the purchase of a car.
Board member Matthew Black suggested researching the costs of both buying and leasing a new police car and bringing that information back to the board next month.
Board President Richard Morris agreed that getting the numbers “will be worth it in the long run.”
In other business, the board accepted a proposal by police Chief Louis Sacco to lease five new portable radios.
According to Sacco, there is currently $3,000 allotted for the purchase of two radios. Sacco has the option of leasing five radios for $600 a year per radio for five years.
At the end of the five-year lease, Sacco has the option of purchasing the radios at a discounted rate.
The board was formally invited to a bonfire to be held at the Homer City Fire Hall on Thursday at 7 p.m. hosted by the Homer-Center Wildcats football team. Players Luke Monko and Cody Miller extended the invitation at the meeting Tuesday. The borough will be closing Church Street between Main Street and Filbert Avenue during that time.
Cecconi announced he would be proclaiming Friday as Homer-Center Football Day and extended his congratulations to the players, coaches and staff of the Wildcats football team.
The proclamation will be read in the school on Friday to the student body pending administration approval.
The Wildcats (9-1), who won their first Heritage Conference championship, will open the District 6 playoffs that evening at home against Juniata Valley.
Jaworski reminded the board that a vacant position is still available on the Homer-Center Parks and Recreation board of directors.