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Bloomington City Council Endorses Purchase of $1-Million Fire Truck

Tue, 23 Jul 2013 04:24:48 CDT
By: Rachel Darling

Bloomington City Council Endorses Purchase of $1-Million Fire Truck The City of Bloomington landed a deal on a demo to upgrade its fire-fighting fleet. The Council moved unanimously to approve the replacement of a fifteen-year-old platform fire truck. Bloomington Fire Chief Mike Kimmerling gave a presentation explaining the benefits of a purchasing opportunity available for the city...

   

"...off the lot."

Alderman Kevin Lower questioned Kimmerling about additional equipment that may be needed for the engine in the future. Fire Chief Kimmerling says parts from the truck being replaced can be used on the new purchase to eliminate those costs.

   

"...we did here."

The recommendation came after Kimmerling gave a presentation on the current state of the City's fire stations and fleetThe purchase of a demo platform fire truck at around one million dollars, came at a deal to the city says Bloomington Fire Chief Mike Kimmerling.

The Council decided to wait on making changes to the City's current solid waste and recycling program at last night's meeting. Instead the Council moved to allow the Infrastructure Committed to review the program and city staff recommendations for reducing costs and make suggestions, before moving forward. The decision came after assistant to the city manager Alex McElroy's presentation containing an extensive overview of the program and recommendations by city staff to reduce overall costs.
   

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