HIGHLAND — Public safety was a major theme with the Town Council last week.
The council authorized Fire Chief Bill Timmer to purchase 30 self-contained breathing units at a cost of $6,437 each.
Also being purchased are six thermal imagers for $800 each; two battery chargers for $500 each; and two lithium spare batteries for $275 each.
Timmer said the equipment will be received early next year.
The council also gave initial approval for Police Chief Pete Hojnicki to purchase two 2018 AWD Dodge Chargers.
A black Charger will come from Thomas Dodge of Highland for $24,028, while a white unit comes from John Jones Automotive Dealership in Salem, Indiana, for $24,017.
Hojnicki said final council approval will come later this month.
"Then, it will be two days" for delivery, he said.
In other business:
- The council set Dec. 27, for its next business meeting.
- Members of Highland Girl Scout Troop 10287 were recognized by the council for their annual service of decorating the Town Hall Christmas tree.