Township vehicles readied as winter season approaches

LaCROFT — Liverpool Township’s vehicles are near ready for winter weather.

Trustees approved a motion Monday for the police department to purchase new winter tires for their fleet of cruisers. Police Chief Jayson Jackson requested tires for two of the all-wheel-drive cruisers and two rear tires for the Ford Crown Victoria in use.

Also in regard to vehicle repairs, Fire Chief Dave Ward reported that one of the fire department’s engines has been at Crown Ford for repairs due to a check engine light, but noted the truck is under warranty and will be handled accordingly.

Road supervisor Chris Bosworth also reported the township’s 1999 truck was sent to a garage to handle a fuel leak, which Bosworth said was an “easy fix.” He also added that a new hydraulic motor was installed in the 2007 truck, and the road department’s equipment will be ready for winter once the fuel leak is fixed.

In other business, Fiscal Officer Cristine Sell presented the reading of the bills, which amounted to $30,674.19. Broken down, this included $1,601.75 for administrative salaries, $5,131.21 for police payroll, $3,061.68 for the road department, $7,843.75 in special withholdings and $13,035.80 in vendor warrants.

In other matters, Ward presented the October activity report for the department, which came to total of 10 calls. According to Ward, these included three false alarms/false calls, two motor vehicle accidents with no injuries reported, one building fire, one vehicle fire, one medical assist, one power line down and one person in distress.

The next trustees’ meeting is 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21.