Winder police to purchase license plate reader

WINDER — City Council members voted Tuesday to approve the purchase of an $18,654 license plate reader system. City leaders have been considering the use of such a system for nearly a year. The system will be put into use immediately, according to Major Jim Fullington of the Winder police department.

Officer Chris Cooper is organizing social media training for parents, a course that will be taught in September on dates to be determined. “With social media playing a bigger part in our children’s lives, this training is necessary,” Fullington said Tuesday evening.

Solid waste fees to increase

A fee change for solid waste of $1 per cart will go into effect Sept. 1. The fee increase will enhance debris collection and provide other services for waste collection customers.

City to purchase fire/police vehicles

Winder will purchase two Chevrolet Tahoes for the police department for $27,323 each. An additional $13,000 per vehicle will be paid for equipment, bringing the total cost for both vehicles to $80,646.

A Chevrolet Tahoe 4x4 with a public safety package for the fire department will also be purchased. This vehicle will be ordered in the color red, which is an additional cost to the city. The total purchase price of this vehicle will not exceed $32,000.