Pigeon Forge city officials approved two purchases for the police department at their bi-monthly meeting, Monday night.
The city police department will be purchasing an unmarked Chevrolet Impala and five radios.
The police cruiser will be purchased from Wilson County Motors for $16,127.
Also, five Motorola radios priced at $2,463 a piece will be purchased from Metro Communications for a total of over $12,000.
Both of the purchases were appropriated in the police department’s annual operating budget.
In other business, a Pigeon Forge company, Stokes Electric was awarded a bid to replace median wiring along the Parkway.
According to city public works director, Mark Miller, the city has been engaged in a four-year project to replace the aluminum wiring which has the tendency to overheat and separate.
The bid awards Stokes Electric with the job of replacing the wiring in a stretch of the median between Dollywood Lane and Connor Heights Road.
The Pigeon Forge City Commission meets twice monthly at the City Hall building on Gary Wade Boulevard. Their next meeting is scheduled for December 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Other items on Monday’s agenda include
-Resolution No. 708 – a resolution establishing certain trolley fares for the Pigeon Forge Mass Transit System.
-Resolution No. 709 – a resolution proclaiming December 3, 2005, as “Hero’s Homecoming Day.”
-Approval of amendment to the Interlocal Agreement dated December 14, 1994, relative to Sevier Water Board, Inc. and stormwater implementation, management and enforcement.
-Approval of Sevier County Electric in lieu of property tax contract.