Newport has two new police vehicles.
In a meeting featuring a light agenda, the Newport City Council approved a bid this week from George Kell Motors of Newport for two 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit vehicles at a cost of $36,000 each.
Newport Mayor David Stewart said the bid was the lowest received for the machines, and noted the lack of need to use the state bid for such a vehicle.
“We always buy local anyway,” he said.
According to https://www.transform.ar.gov, the state vehicle contract bid for a 2021 Tahoe Police Pursuit vehicle is $36,640.