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Sturgis City Council Votes to Accept Bids for Fire Truck

Sturgis City Council Votes to Accept Bids for Fire Truck

Bill Stephens

August 9th, 2016

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Sturgis City Council met in a special called meeting last night to vote on whether to accept bids for a fire truck.

Prior to the meeting, Sturgis Fire Chief Chad Cullen told WMSK News the City needs a ladder truck because the current truck has a lot of problems.

Prior to the vote, Mayor Mike Hardesty called on Chief Cullen to give an overview of a 1999 Pierce 65 foot ladder truck the chief found in Florida. Chief Cullen began by stating he had received some good news about the price of the truck since they discussed it at the last regular meeting.

He told council that the company has done everything they have asked of them.

Chief Cullen said they explored the option of driving the ladder truck back to Sturgis from Florida, but Fire Department Services & Supply in Louisville advised against it.

He added that they are going to travel to Florida to look at the ladder truck and run diagnostics and inspect it. To cover the travel expenses, Chief Cullen said they received a donation from Henshaw Volunteer Fire Department.

Councilman Doug Rodgers informed council the Alcoholic Beverage Control met last week and they wanted to reiterate the expenses are to be used for personal ABC administrator expenses and the reasonable police expenses and not the fire department.

Following Rodgers comments, a motion was made to accept bids for a fire truck, which was unanimously approved by council members.

 

 

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