The Fremont Village Board approved the purchase of a new police squad when it met on Feb. 12.
The board voted to purchase the squad from Frick Ford, of New London, at a cost of $24,487.
The village received three bids, and the bid from Frick Ford was the lowest one.
The squad will be a 2013 Ford Taurus all-wheel drive sedan police interceptor.
Delivery is expected in eight to ten weeks, and the estimated cost to switch the equipment from the current squad to the new squad is about $7,700.
The village has $28,000 in its budget for a new police squad car.
The old squad will be auctioned off on the Wisconsin Surplus Online Auction site.
Village Clerk Karen Looker said proceeds from the sale of the old squad will go toward the cost of switching the equipment to the new squad.
In other business, the board approved a request from the Post Office to study Neuschafer Community Library as a potential site for the sale of postage stamps and priority mailings.
Looker said the Post Office approached Library Director Susan Frick about using the library as a Post Office site.
On Feb. 23, the local Post Office’s business hours will change to 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Looker said.
Its current hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday.
The Library Board and Village Board both approved the study.
At its Feb. 12 meeting, the Village Board also discussed the repair of the gym basketball rims and reinforcement of the braces behind the rims.
Until the repairs are complete, the gym will be open until 5 p.m., instead of to 8 p.m. as it typically is, Looker said.