Assistant Police Chief Matt Emenhiser appeared before the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety last week seeking permission to seek bids for vehicles. The assistant chief said they have patrol vehicles in the 2024 budget and would like to begin the process of sourcing new vehicles.
The Board of Public Works & Safety approved his request.
Plymouth’s Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt also requested to seek bids for the 2024 budget equipment. Marquardt said some of the items may be quick and easy to locate while other items may be difficult to source.
The Street Superintendent has a ¾ ton pick-up truck, a large dump truck, and a bed replacement for a dump truck. Marquardt said, “The way the markets are, I don’t know if we will get a price for a big dump truck. If not, if no one will give a price or a timeline we may look at some other equipment that’s in our 5-year plan and try and swap them in like we’ve done before.” He told them he just doesn’t know what will be available.
The Board of Public Works also approved his request to seek bids.