Thursday, July 10, 2008

Knox County Cars

Remember when I said it would be really powerful if the County Car lists and such were available for EVERYONE to review?

Car List 1.pdf (most of the executive branch)

Car List 2.pdf

Just as a note- you'll find that the KCSD has 1.5x to 2x the cars they have for each car-related position (more patrol cars than patrol positions, more detective cars than positions, etc). But many of these cars have high mileage- municipalities generally replace patrol cars in the 65,000 to 80,000 mile range.

It would seem that the KCSD simply doesn't dispose of its old cars, but why keep them? If those are assigned as take-home cars as perks, are they being filled up with Knox County gas? 150 surplus cars x $4000/year in fuel = $600,000.

I don't know if that's the case, but if it is... well, there's some savings to be found. And, of course, in other officials that have both cars and car allowances. That can't be allowed in these tight times.

(Interesting....I saw one detective's Crown Vic had 70,000 miles a year put on it. That's some serious driving, like 7 hours a day continuous!)

So, enjoy.


Logan Brummitt said...

Another is adding up the additional insurance costs for all of those cars...

Steve said...

The County is self-insured, so there's only a cost when an accident happens. But certainly with 150+ cars out, that's gotta be > 0.