The Okawville Village Board approved work on police department squad cars during the regular meeting held Monday night.
A water pump on the 2015 squad car is leaking, and the board voted to approve the repair estimate from Killion’s Auto Service of $1,437.47. That was the lowest of the two estimates sought by the Police and Liquor Committee.
The full board also voted to buy a refurbished Panasonic Toughbook laptop at a cost not to exceed $3,000. That price includes a three-year warranty.
The laptop will be switched between squad cars, as each vehicle already has a mount installed. The cost to village will be $1,800, as $1,000 from the Drug Fund and a $200 donation from State’s Attorney Dan Bronke will offset some of the costs.
Police Chief Steve Milliken reported that the Shop with a Cop program will not happen this year due to the pandemic. Dollar General donated $100 to purchase toys for children that would normally participate.
Read full details on the Village Board meeting in this week’s issue.