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Letter to the editor
Replace motors in sheriffs cars
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Forsyth County News
With reference to the sheriff department’s expenditures, we citizens understand that 22 new police cars have been requested, I believe at a cost of about $45,000 apiece. At the July 22 public hearing the sheriff explained that the [cars to be replaced] were two years old, and later that evening Commissioner Boff explained that these cars become high mileage in about two years.

I ask the commissioners, and also the sheriff, why can’t the engines and perhaps other highly worn components be replaced for about 10 to 15 percent of the price of a new car? There is an awful lot to a car that certainly does not wear out in two years or even in 10 to 12 years. I have had several such cars so why can’t we the taxpayers “re-engine” the cars at about the 2 1⁄2 year mark for say two cycles, and thus get about seven years use out of these cars?

Dan Wolf