- Associated Press - Monday, November 24, 2014

VERNON, Vt. (AP) - A town that’s disbanded its police department as it faces a big tax revenue loss with the closing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is hoping to get higher bids for its police cruisers.

County sheriffs are now patrolling the town of Vernon after residents voted to disband their police department in May, a budget-cutting measure.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports (https://bit.ly/1bI41RH) the selectboard is evaluating the three cruisers and soliciting another round of purchase offers, due Dec. 15. The board agreed in September to advertise them via the Vermont League of Cities & Towns website, but due to some glitches, the listing didn’t appear until last week.

One cruiser cost the town nearly $30,000 in 2013. The highest offer was less than half that amount.

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Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, https://www.reformer.com/

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