WESTON - Weston and Athena are going to be swapping emergency response vehicles.
Weston had a surplus fire engine that it had put up for bid. Athena offered a 1994 police car in exchange for the fire engine. The police car runs well and would be a good addition for Weston, City Council member John Mattila said. He recommended accepting the offer, and the council followed his advice.
The Weston Police Department currently only has two vehicles, which provides no leeway if one goes in the shop.
"We're getting rid of a truck we don't want for a car we do want," Mattila said.
The City Council also discussed putting more flagpoles along Main Street and getting decorative flags.
"I like the Athena flags, it really looks nice," Mayor Barb Byerley said.
Additionally, the council approved the purchase of a locator used to find underground pipes for $237,310 and a compressor to compress fill from Sun for $1,000.
The city is also putting the green city building on 110 E. Main up for sale. The minimum bid is $10,000 and the city reserves the right to refuse bids.