Councilmember Jean Makonis pointed out that the contract from the Sheriff's Office offered 12-hour coverage with one deputy patrolling the city limits of Resaca and the 12-hours on-call service, like in unincorporated Gordon County, per day. The city will negotiate the cost of the service later.
When the vote was taken, Makonis and councilmember Julia Baker voted in favor of the motion eliminating the department. Brown announced that he and Rosier voted no. Mayor Samuel Allen broke the tie by voting for the motion.
Allen said that the City of Eton had made an undisclosed offer for the police cars, but they decided to table the motion since it would require discussion and resolution.