Mich. County Doubles Price for City's Police Maintenance

December 22, 2014

Saginaw County, Mich., has increased the cost of a maintenance contract with the City of Saginaw under a cooperative agreement causing the city to pay twice as much as first negotiated.

Under terms of the amended contract, the city would pay $20,000 a year for county-provided maintenance services for five patrol vehicles. The initial estimate for the services was $10,000.

The county based the new price on the cost of maintaining sheriff's patrol units, and added additional consideration because the city agency "has older vehicles with different maintenance needs," reports

The county has been providing maintenance to the city vehicles for the past six months under a pilot program.


  1. 1. Kerry D. Posey, City Mana [ December 22, 2014 @ 12:09PM ]

    My suggestion would be to purchase 5 or more police vehicles on time through Ford Credit Corp. whereby keeping the yearly cost of vehicles at a minimum, and then replacement of vehicles while still under warranty reducing the maintenance costs. This type of program worked well when I was undersheriff and fleet manager for ten years.

  2. 2. Steve Kibler [ December 22, 2014 @ 01:30PM ]

    This is a confusing news article. Saginaw is a city of 50K people - with only 5 police cars??? By perspective, each vehicle's annual O&M in our city is approximately $4K including capital replacement and fuel so $20K for just maintenance on 5 police vehicles is a little unresonable.


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