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City wants to pay more for police cars
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The desire to buy local, despite the bid being significantly higher, has McMinnville’s city attorney questioning the legality of a move to pay more for police cars.Police Chief Bryan Denton presented a bid to the city’s Safety Committee at its meeting Tuesday night. The bid was for seven police cars from Chevrolet of Murfreesboro at a cost of $20,561 each, for a total of $143,927. This was the low bid.However, two aldermen, Rick Barnes and Junior Medley, expressed their desire to buy from local dealer Edd Rogers, whose bid was $686 higher per car on the same vehicle, for a total of $4,802 over the low bid.