New patrol vehicle lease deal to save county $115 K

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer

Summary of Limestone County commissioners court’s Sept. 12 meeting
Limestone County commissioners court has found a way to lease eight SUVs for the Sheriff’s Office at less than half of what they thought they would have to pay for five sedans.
That welcome news was realized at the court’s Sept. 12 meeting, when the court also left the burn ban off for now, approved receiving enhanced 911 services, and made other financial and personnel decisions for the county.
The presentation on leasing the SUVs was made by American National Leasing Company, which specializes in leasing to law enforcement groups. Consequently, the amount budgeted for vehicles at the Sheriff’s Office was reduced from $215,000 to $100,000.
On a different subject, the commissioners took no action to re-initiate a burn ban. Emergency Management Director Matt Groveton said he thought the county could go without a ban for another week.

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