JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown City Council last night gave its approval on the purchase of new equipment for the Department of public works. During its monthly voting session, the council authorized the DPW to purchase several new vehicles, including two 2013 Ford F-150 extended cab 4×4 pickup trucks, a 2013 Ford Transit Connect van, a John Deere Wide Angle Mower and a Caterpillar 420F IT backhoe. Both of the trucks and the van will be purchased as part of the capital budget, while the mower and backhoe will be purchased using a portion of the bonds that were authorized earlier in the year.
The council also approved a resolution increasing the parking fines for offenses related to meters in violation, meter feeding and overtime in zone. Beginning in 2013, the fee for parking violations will be increased to $10, with fines doubling after 10 days and tripling after 20 days.