A new pumper-tanker will roll into the Walbridge fire station within the next year.
The Lake Township Trustees voted to direct Fire Chief Bruce Moritz to proceed with replacing a 1995 fire engine.
The new truck, which will cost $350,000 to $400,000, will hold 1,500 gallons. Moritz estimated that the entire purchasing process would take a year.
Vehicles like this one are usually replaced every 20-25 years.
The last big fire truck purchase was in March 2006 when the trustees bought a $442,270 Sutphen 2006 Custom Rear Mount Rescue Pumper. The trustees paid that truck off in June 2013, which was four years early.
The current township debt includes a new road department truck and the administration building, which was rebuilt after the June 2010 tornado.
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