Stories indexed with the term ‘mileage’

Ann Arbor Replaces Vehicles in Fleet

The purchase of 18 new vehicles from Signature Ford in Perry, Michigan was authorized by the Ann Arbor city council at its March 3, 2014 meeting. Most of the new vehicles are for use by the Ann Arbor police department. Total cost of the purchase is $457,393 and includes:

  • one 2014 Ford F-150 four-wheel-drive pickup at $26,407.
  • one 2014 Ford Escape four-wheel-drive at $24,050.
  • four 2014 Ford Police Interceptors: Sedans at $24,601 each.
  • nine 2014 Ford Police Interceptors: Utility at $26,298 each.
  • two 2014 Ford Police Interceptors: Utility with rear-auxiliary air-conditioning for use as K-9 units at $26,846.
  • one 2014 Ford F-150 two-wheel-drive pickup at $18,158.

The staff memo notes that the police vehicles to be purchased will replace vehicles that will have reached either the 80,000-mile … [Full Story]

City Council Receives Revised Auditor’s Note

A revised auditor’s letter to the city of Ann Arbor was attached to the city council’s Feb. 4, 2013 agenda, and has been formally received by the council as a written communication from the city administrator.

The original version of the letter had indicated three instances of an employee with a vehicle allowance also being reimbursed for mileage, and characterized those reimbursements as a “violation of city policy.” It was subsequently revealed that it was the mileage reimbursements of city attorney Stephen Postema that had caused the auditor to flag the issue.

But after further review – pushed by Postema and chief financial officer Tom Crawford – auditor Mark Kettner agreed that there was no written policy per se that disallowed the … [Full Story]