Minot (ND) City Council has expedited the approval of the purchase of a new fire engine after the manufacturer notified city officials that demand is raising prices, reports kxnet.com.
The apparatus costs about $600,000, and the city has already paid 50% of that to the manufacturer, according to city officials.
With the engine price estimated to rise 4%, the city wants to save some money by buying it early, according to the report.
The engine will be housed at Minot’s yet-to-be-constructed fifth fire station. And, despite the early purchase, it may take upwards of 18 months for the department to take delivery of it. Fire officials expect Station 5 to be ready for calls in summer 2023, the report says.
The city council meeting can be streamed here: