Bolton (CT) Moves Closer to Buying New Fire Truck

Bolton's 1993 E-ONE Cyclone will be replaced if voters approve the purchase of a new pumper-tanker in November. Bolton Volunteer Fire Department Photo

Voters in Bolton (CT) moved one step closer to purchasing a new fire truck for the fire department by supporting a bond for a new pumper-tanker, according to a report published by the Journal Inquirer.

The newspaper reported the vote on Tuesday, Oct. 19, was 51 to 3 to support the bond, paving the ay for a referendum vote on Nov. 2 for final approval of the purchase. The paper added the referendum will determine if the voters want to spend up to $810,000 for a new pumper-tanker and the issuance of $630,000 in bonds to partially finance that appropriation.

If approved, the new apparatus will replace the town’s current main truck, which is about 30 years old, according to the newspaper, adding the new truck will have a 1,000-gallon water tank and a 1,500 gallons-per-minute pump.

The town has been considering the purchase of a new truck for about five years, the newspaper reported, adding that if voters reject any of the multiple steps required to make the capital project, the whole proposal would be void and no truck would be purchased.

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