The town of Stoughton is taking a look at its vehicle policy.
Now the town takes police and fire cars that need to be replaced and uses them for non-emergency personnel. Town inspectors then are using cars that have a great deal of mileage on them.
"We haven't been well-served by passing them down to the inspectors," said town manager Michael Hartman at the Oct. 22 selectmen's meeting.
Recently, town hall staff had to attend a conference in Buffalo, N.Y., but none of the available cars were capable of making the trip.
"All the new vehicles are for police and fire," said the town manager. "Anything else is a hand-me-down."
Hartman also said the police and fire department vehicles get low mileage, which causes an increase in the gas budget.
The town manager is writing a new vehicle policy, which he hopes to get the board within 60 days.