Trigg magisrates delay decision on vehicle leases for sheriff’s department
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander (above right) handed Trigg County Attorney Randy Braboy (above left) a copy of a resolution for the leasing of two vehicles for the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office during a Monday evenig meeting of the Trigg County Fiscal Court.</i>
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Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander (above right) handed Trigg County Attorney Randy Braboy (above left) a copy of a resolution for the leasing of two vehicles for the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office during a Monday evenig meeting of the Trigg County Fiscal Court.

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Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam wants to lease a Dodge Charger cruiser “pursuit package” and a four-wheel-drive truck for $13,521 per year for four years.

But magistrates on the Trigg County Fiscal Court were on the fence about the lease when the issue was discussed at their Monday evening meeting. And after a motion by Magistrate Rick Nelson and a second by Magistrate Jon Goodwin, the Fiscal Court tabled it until their next meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7.

Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander said the five-year lease-purchase agreement is with Magnolia Leasing, and that the ultimate cost of the two vehicles would be $67,605, but the total cost without a lease agreement would be $64,015.

“At the end of that lease-purchase, we buy the vehicles for $1,” said Alexander.

As of the 2013/2014 fiscal year budget, the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office gets $15,000 per year for new vehicles. Alexander said that’s where the $13,521 would come from.

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