The Washington Police Department is in line to get three new vehicles for the fleet.
The Washington City Council is set to vote on a contract with Lou Fusz Ford for three new 2015 Police Interceptors. The vote will take place at the Monday, June 15, meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in the city council chambers.
The city budgets annually for three new police cars. The Police Interceptors will be new to the department this year.
The police have traditionally purchased Impalas, but those are no longer available. Earlier this year the city agreed to purchase three sport utility vehicles for the police department.
Also on the agenda for Monday’s meeting is a vote on a contract with Electric Unlimited to provide work at the city’s treatment facility. Electric Unlimited would help “explosion proof” the plant.
The project is needed because the second floor of the wastewater treatment plant is vulnerable to significant damage if the hydrogen sulfide in the plant becomes explosive.
Because of the threat, the city has been advised by its insurance provider to upgrade and explosion-proof the equipment and electrical devices at the plant. The process involves making sure that anything that can possibly create a spark is protected.
The council also will vote to set the tourism tax for the coming year.
The tax is applied to motels, hotels and bed and breakfast establishments and the revenue is used to promote tourism in Washington.
The tax, approved by voters in 1999, authorizes a maximum tax of 5 percent on motel bills.
Two public hearings on the agenda are likely to be tabled.
At the June 8 planning and zoning meeting, the commission tabled two rezoning requests for the Duncan family. With the plan board having not made a recommendation, the council is likely to table the hearings as well.
The council will be having public hearings on a request for a special use permit to utilize 808 Front St. as a single-family home.