To authorize purchase of a
REPLACEMENT FIRE PUMPER TRUCK
THE TRUCK, presently located in Plattsburg, NY, is an E-1 1996 1250 gal/min pumper truck. The Fire Department would like to replace the present 1980 Ford 1000 gal pumper, its oldest truck, with the E-1.
With the Ford on the Long-range Financial Plan schedule to be replaced this year, Bob Root the Deputy Fire Chief has been looking for a replacement for almost a year. This new truck is definitely an upgrade and yet still fits the East Hawley Fire Station’s size limitation. The new truck is a diesel, with a plastic water tank (an improvement because it doesn’t rust), has 27,000 miles, and is better organized and more efficient.
The funds are presently available in the Fire Equipment Stabilization Fund. The Selectboard, Finance Committee, and Fire Chief Greg Cox recommend approval of this purchase.
THE SELECTBOARD INTENDS TO HOLD THIS MEETING IN A MANNER THAT LIMITS RESIDENT’S EXPOSURE TO THE COVD-19 VIRUS. Since it’s likely to be a short meeting, we are considering holding it outside (weather permitting). Of course as the wider situation evolves, the meeting may need to be cancelled – please watch for any changes/updates.
We encourage your questions/concerns in advance regarding this purchase, please contact Bob Root at 339-5592, Hussain Hamdan at 339-5320, or the Administrative Assistant at the Town Office 413-339-5518.