The Auburn city council took action at its April 19 meeting to approve the purchase of a new vehicle for the Auburn Police Department.

The council voted 8-0 to approve the purchase of a 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Classic from Victory Lane Motors with the total price to be just under $40,000. Chief of Police Dave Campbell said the new vehicle will replace a 2015 Ford Explorer with nearly 100,000 miles. The Health & Safety Committee had recommended the purchase.

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