Sylva gets a new police car

The streets of Sylva are now being patrolled by the new Dodge Charger police car. The car was purchased with capital funds allocated to the Sylva Police Department. The total cost for the fully equipped police car required that the town purchase the car from the authorized vendor as required by general statute.  The town was able to save about four-thousand dollars by making the purchase from the state contractor.  It became apparent the town needed to start replacing the town’s fleet of police cars of which three have over 150 thousand miles and were using about eighty-percent of the annual vehicle maintenance budget.  The cost of the car was thirty-one-thousand dollars. The town is in the process of establishing a three year vehicle replacement cycle.