Hallowell (ME) City Council Approves $560k for new Pierce Pumper

Council voted in favor of purchasing the Pierce pumper for $589,083, with an upfront payment discount of $18,460.

Hallowell (ME) city council recently approved the purchase of a $589,083 new fire truck that officials say checks all of the department’s boxes and will be ready to serve the city for the next 25 years, reports centralmaine.com. It’s the first new apparatus in 18 years and will replace 33-year-old Engine 1.

However, one councilor member, who’s a firefighter for a different city, says the city doesn’t need a new truck but rather a truck that will help maintain the city’s Insurance Services Office rating, the report says.

Regardless, the other council members voted in favor of purchasing the Pierce pumper for $589,083, with an upfront payment discount of $18,460.

City officials say the purchase would be financed through Androscoggin Savings Bank, which would pay the total upfront cost, the report says. The city also approved a request for $37,457 worth of equipment required for the new apparatus.

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