City OKs purchase of police vehicles, tasers

Published 4:45 pm Monday, June 13, 2022

The Atmore City Council adopted resolutions to purchase police vehicles and new tasers during its meeting on Monday.

Mayor Jim Staff said the city let out bids several months ago for police vehicles. He said the city didn’t receive any bids, and the vehicles on the state bid list were available at Stivers Ford. The resolution was 2022-09. Staff said the vehicles already come fixed with police lights.

Regarding the tasers, Staff said the Atmore Police Department was in need of new tasers as the current tasers are obsolete.

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The purchase of the new tasers, resolution 2022-10, was from Axon Enterprises.

In other business, the city :

  • adopted resolution 2022-11, giving city retired employees a one-time retirement sum;
  • added the Juneteenth Holiday as a city paid holiday; and,
  • approved the use of Heritage Park for a back to school bash on July 30, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for Brandon Tanner. Staff said Tanner is in need of donations to be handed out to those who need school supplies.

Additionally, Staff said Carpet Drive will be closed in two weeks for the construction of the railroad spur.

Alternate routes are Swift Mill Road, Industrial Drive and Highway 31.

Councilwoman Eunice Johnson announced that a food drive will be held on July 9 at 10 a.m. at Tom Byrne Park.