Westfield Council votes to accept Humvee despite subcommittee's reservations

WESTFIELD — Despite a negative recommendation from the Finance Subcommittee, the City Council voted 8 to 4 on Sept. 1 to accept the gift of a 1980 ...

September 5, 2022
10:42 PM

WESTFIELD — Despite a negative recommendation from the Finance Subcommittee, the City Council voted 8 to 4 on Sept. 1 to accept the gift of a 1980 Humvee from University of Massachusetts Police Department through the Department of Defense to the Westfield Emergency Management Agency.Finance Chair Bridget Matthews-Kane said her committee voted 2 to 1 against the offer, due to concerns about the long-term cost of maintenance and upkeep, despite Emergency Management Director Steve Malochleb saying he had the funds in his budget.

Amy Porter