Marietta to sell two former police cruisers

Marietta City Council reviewed plans to sell two former police cruisers Tuesday.

“They’re for salvage,” explained Safety-Service Director Jonathan Hupp. “We’ve already stripped the police components from them and they’ll go out to bid for some mechanic to use the parts.”

Both vehicles are Ford Interceptors, one a 2013 model with 81,772 miles on it and the other, a 2014 model with 24,820 miles on it.

“The first is out of warranty and the second was flooded earlier this year,” explained Police and Fire Chairman Steve Thomas. “Both will be sold for $500 online through the government bids website.”

Also on Tuesday, in Lands, Buildings and Parks Committee council discussed the reallocation of parking spaces reserved for the harbor and for tenants of the Armory’s first floor rooms.

Councilwoman Kathy Downer asked why two spaces are still reserved for the Veterans Service Commission, which has not occupied a room in the building since last year.

Hupp explained those spaces will soon be occupied by the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau staff which is preparing to move into the Armory by the end of the year.

Council will next meet today at 4:15 p.m. in room 10 of the Armory, 241 Front St., in a committee of the whole to discuss the River Trail, a parking pad on Second Street and Ohio 676 improvements.