The Cape Charles Town Council is moving forward with the approval of a new police vehicle, funded by the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development Agency.
The approval for the purchase of the police vehicle was originally included in the FY 2024 budget resolution passed by the Town Council. However, delays in the USDA RD standard processes meant that the approval for this budgeted item was only recently received.
The approved application allows for the acquisition of a new police vehicle and associated equipment, with the total amount allocated standing at $43,000.
As part of the USDA Rural Development requirements, the Town Council is mandated to pass a resolution officially accepting the grant of $15,000 and loan of $28,000, along with the accompanying obligations and stipulations. Additionally, the resolution grants authority to the town manager to sign the necessary contractual documents, streamlining the administrative process.
With the resolution passed, the town anticipates expedited progress toward acquiring the police vehicle.