York County OKs new vehicle purchases

Greg Gross
  • County commissioners approve buying three new cars for the sheriff's department
  • As well as the purchase of a pickup truck with a plow

York County commissioners approved spending nearly $120,000 on four new vehicles, three of which are for the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office will get three new 2016 Ford Utility Police Interceptor SUVS for $27,973 each for a total cost of $83,919 under a contract inked by the commissioners Wednesday at their weekly meeting.

In a separate motion, the commissioners approved buying a 2016 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickup truck with a snow plow for $35,200. It will replace a 1996 truck that broke down during a recent snowstorm, officials said.

All four vehicles will come from Hondru Ford in Lancaster County.

The purchases are through the state cooperative purchasing program, which serves as a conduit between suppliers and participating governments and government agencies. The program allows agencies to buy products, such as vehicles, at lower rates.

X-ray: Also during the meeting the commissioners approved seeking bids for new two X-ray machines at the county Judicial Center.

The current machines date back to when the judicial center opened about 10 years ago, said Steven Diehl, the assistant chief deputy with the sheriff's department.

Parts are hard to come by and the equipment, which serves as the "front line of defense," is outdated compared to modern machines, he said.

The county expects bids to be returned in the near future.

— Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.