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Two new LPR cameras may come to Route 157

EDWARDSVILLE — The Edwardsville Police Department is on track to install two license plate reader (LPR) cameras somewhere on Route 157.

The public safety committee voted in favor of the proposal Tuesday.

If the proposal gets approved, two AutoVu SharpV Cameras will be put up at some point during the current fiscal year along Route 157, one of the primary ways in and out of town. The cost is not to exceed $16,000 and will be funded from the department’s federal forfeiture fund.

These cameras will be connected to a larger LPR network that is supported by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and once online, will allow Edwardsville police officers the ability to monitor cameras connected throughout the system.

Also on the police side of the ledger, the committee voted in favor of buying a new Ford Explorer Hybrid Police Cruiser to replace the one hit by another motorist on Aug. 12. The previous patrol car, Squad 46, was rear-ended at speed on East Schwarz Street, near the Richards Brick Co. The vehicle was damaged beyond repair and the officer driving sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The replacement vehicle will cost $58,400, including livery and police equipment.

Fire Chief James Whiteford made his own vehicle request, a single source resolution to buy one Rosenbauer EXT custom pumper mounted on a 2021 Commander chassis, not to exceed $650,000. Payments would be split between this fiscal year’s budget and next fiscal year’s budget. The new truck should arrive before the end of this year.

The new truck will be bought at Rosenbauer Minnesota, LLC and bought through a new cooperative purchasing program the city is using, the Houston-Galveston Area Council, in Texas.

The new pumper would replace Pumper 1320, which was removed from service due to severe corrosion issues. It is 2000 E-One Cyclone II Pumper and at the end of its service life.

While Pumper 1320 is no longer in service, it has valuable parts that can be resold. Banner Fire Equipment, Inc., has offered to trade the pumper for $6,500 in service credit. Rosenbauer offered $5,000 for the old pumper as a trade-in. Pumper 1320 was at Banner for repairs when the corrosion was identified. The service credit will go toward two other E-One fire apparatus the department still uses.

The next stop for the replacement police patrol vehicle and the fire truck purchases is Thursday’s finance committee while the trade-in of the old fire engine heads next to the finance committee followed by the administrative and community service (ACS) committee Thursday.

Reach reporter Charles Bolinger at 618-659-5735

Source: on 2021-09-02 11:11:15

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