The fire truck Adams County plans to purchase for the City of Natchez will cost approximately $300,000.
The fire truck purchase was one of the provisions the county and city agreed to as part of their 10-year fire protection agreement through which the city will provide fire coverage outside the city limits.
County Purchasing Clerk Frances Bell told the Adams County Board of Supervisors Monday three companies — Bonaventure, Deep South and Sunbelt Fire — have provided the county with quotes for the truck. Bell said she is waiting for word from a fourth, Pierce Manufacturing.
The purchase was first delayed last year while the county waited to hear if it would receive a grant to purchase the truck.
After receiving word the county wouldn’t get a grant, officials negotiated a truck purchase with a Louisiana company — a negotiation that ended in December because the company didn’t have a Mississippi vendor’s license.
Since then the county has been discussing the purchase with companies on the Mississippi state contract list.
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