ELYRIA — Lorain County commissioners will vote on whether to buy new vehicles for Lorain County Sheriff’s Office next week.
The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office gave a presentation to the commissioners Wednesday on options for the vehicles. The board is expected to place the order by March 1 and will have a meeting next Wednesday, the last meeting before the deadline.
A replacement guideline system listed about 12 vehicles in the poor or priority replacement category. The guidelines review the vehicle’s age, mileage, type of service, reliability, maintenance and repair costs and condition. Of the 12, four vehicles were either doing well enough to last another year or two or only suffering minor accident damage, according to the presentation.
The eight remaining vehicles are scheduled for replacement, including one model each of 2003, 2008, 2010, and three 2011 Ford Crown Victorias; a 2013 Chevrolet Caprice and a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The Sheriff’s Office presented two options: purchase eight Chevrolet Tahoes at a cost of $307,883, or purchase six Chevrolet Tahoes and two Ford F-150s for $316,151.
The options may change by the time the purchase is created.