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City opts to sell surplus police cars, buy six new Dodge Chargers

By: Laura Newell Telegraph staff writer
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After a council recess on Aug. 9, the city council returned on Aug. 23 for a quick meeting lasting about an hour. Council approved a long list of consent calendar items including a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute an agreement with California Superstores for the purchase of six marked 2009 Dodge Charger police cars and authorize the sale of six surplus police cars. Also approved was a resolution dedicating the Nisenan Community Park Baseball Field in honor of Ken Grossfeld, a Folsom Parks and Recreation commission member. Councilman Jeff Starsky, a friend of Grossfeld, teared up at the meeting explaining that Grossfeld is very ill and battling cancer. Grossfeld was also honored at the meeting for his services to the city as a commission member. His family accepted on his behalf. Council also approved the application for grant funds from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments Bike and Pedestrian grant program for the Folsom Lake Crossing Road Bike/Pedestrian Overcrossing and Trail Project. In addition, the council approved and discussed a resolution in support of the city’s submission of a stage start host city proposal for the 2012 Amgen Tour of California. Mayor Andy Morin and Councilwoman Kerri Howell agreed that the event is “good PR” for the city. “Folsom is known as a bike community, so it makes sense,” Starsky said. In other business, a public hearing for the Granite Folsom, L.P., affordable-housing units at 1150 Sibley, St., Folsom, was continued to Sept. 27. The resolution would authorize the execution of a loan of $2,829,035 to Granite Folsom, L.P., A California Limited Partnership, for the development of 80 affordable-housing units.