A proposed eight-year bond will be on a November ballot that would fund a new fire truck for the Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department, reports Chinook Observer.
Purchasing a new fire truck with equipment would cost about $560,000. The bond is necessary for funding because the department’s annual budget is about $130,000.
The department would be replacing its oldest fire truck, a 1978 Seagraves that requires a stick-shift and requires part replacements. In 2012, the department got its newest fire truck.
The department tries to buy a new fire truck every 10 years, but has been buying new trucks about every 20 years.