Landrum seeks grant funds to help buy police car

Published 1:07 pm Monday, October 18, 2010

The City of Landrum has agreed to apply for a United States Department of Agriculture grant to help offset costs of a new police cruiser.

Landrum City Council met last week and during a worksession gave city administrator Steve Wolochowicz approval to apply for the grant.

The grant would offset 35 percent of costs of a new Ford Crown Victoria, estimated at $24,000 total.

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Landrum recently approved its 2011 fiscal year budget, but held off on a decision to add a police vehicle to the budget. Council was considering purchasing a used vehicle in an attempt to save money, but could get a new vehicle with the help of the grant for the price of a used vehicle.