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City commissioners hold preliminary vote on new wrecker towing policy

A new wrecker towing policy could be in effect as early as next week. (Source: WALB) A new wrecker towing policy could be in effect as early as next week. (Source: WALB)
Albany's Fire Chief Ron Rowe (Source: WALB) Albany's Fire Chief Ron Rowe (Source: WALB)
City commissioners are scheduled to vote Tuesday. (Source: WALB) City commissioners are scheduled to vote Tuesday. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A new wrecker towing policy could be in effect as early as next week.

Some wrecker service owners complained that other companies were allowed on the list of wreckers dispatchers would send to wrecks even though they didn't buy expensive equipment the city required to be on that list.

The new policy would give companies a grace period to get that equipment before being removed.

"What we're looking for is a smoother, more seamless operation. A better communication path between the towing companies and our 911 center," said Albany's Fire Chief Ron Rowe.

The policy would also institute new registration and records inspection fees for companies that want to be on the list.

City commissioners are scheduled to vote Tuesday.

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