Conway City Council on Tuesday approved funding for several projects for the Conway Police Department (CPD) at its regular meeting.
These projects will be paid for through the Asset Forfeiture Fund and will include $14,000 to purchase ammunition and other equipment needed to send the CPD SWAT team to “specialty school” later this year, the official said. CPD leader William Tapley.
The funds will also be used to purchase License Plate Recognition (LPR) equipment from Sky Cop. Chief Tapley also asked the council to make Sky Cop the sole supplier of the LPR system and products, which the aldermen unanimously approved.
“We ask that you accept Sky Cop as your sole supplier,” Chief Tapley said. “The reason we are doing this is that they are used in several of the surrounding towns, and it will allow us to use the information that they provide and they will use the information for us.”
In addition, $30,732.17 of these funds will be used to start “light maintenance” on vehicles in CPD’s fleet, which includes the purchase of a vehicle lift, A/C machine, a wheel balancer, an air compressor, a watt transformer, an air filter/drier, a workshop cabinet. and store fixtures.
The board approved several funds that CPD was reimbursed for additional services, donations and insurance proceeds. This includes $25,861.79 for additional services from various companies; $1,000 in donations to various businesses; an overpayment of $397.63 to St. Francis Veterinary Clinic; and $2,883.30 with an additional $3,016.53 in insurance proceeds for a municipal vehicle program.
The aldermen also approved the Conway City Tree Board accepting a grant from the Arkansas Department of Agriculture Forestry Division to go toward the Dave Ward Interstate Beautification Project.
“A lot of things are going to be done for this interchange where the underbrush will be cleared, the branches will be trimmed, and then more attractive trees will be planted along this interchange,” said Robbie Alberson, the city’s grants administrator. Conway. .
This is an $8,000 grant and the Tree Board has agreed to provide an additional $4,000 in matching funds with a partnership with the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Board also unanimously approved:
An order allocating funds for additional services for the Pompe Park project.
A conditional use permit to permit religious activities on 34.09 acres located at the intersection of Donnell Ridge Road and Sherwood Lane for Summit Church.
A conditional use permit to permit the sale and maintenance of a swimming pool for a property located at 611 Court St.
A court claiming insurance finds to repair property damage to an umbrella at the Conway Expo and Event Center.