CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- St. Albans City Council members adopted an ordinance Monday that will give the police department three new SUVs that will be leased over the next three years.
Working with Bridgeport-based company Country Roads Leasing, the lease-purchase agreement will allow the police department to use the three SUVs for as many years, then cycle the vehicles out for new ones.
No one spoke during a brief public hearing before the ordinance was adopted, Mayor Dick Callaway said.
Also Monday, a resident asked council members to put speed bumps up on city streets for safety reasons. Callaway said the city's safety committee would take it under advisement.
He said that in the past the safety committee had considered speed bumps, but that the city's insurance carrier told them the city could be held liable if cars were damaged by the bumps.
Also Monday, Callaway said the city received a letter from St. Peters United Methodist Church thanking organizers for holding the neighborhood watch block party in the Ordinance Park neighborhood on the weekend of Aug. 3.
About 400 hot dogs and lots of liters of soda were given out during this year's block party, he said.