Mount Airy public officials are debating whether to purchase a fire truck, reports The Mount Airy News.
Some officials said they supported the idea of acquiring the new fire truck in particular, to replace a 2000 model with mechanical, electrical and corrosion problems which was out of service at last report.
The fire truck would be purchased in combination with garbage trucks. Dissenting commissioners have reservations about buying the three vehicles in the middle of the budget year with no clear-cut revenue source available.
Board members were of the belief that passage of budget amendment earlier next month would undermine the effort regarding the five-year, $14.5 million capital needs projection that includes the fire and automated garbage trucks.