Pottstown (PA) plans to buy a new KME “quint” ladder truck that may help taxpayers pay a lower rate on its debts.
The new truck is estimated to cost $669,100 and by paying 90 percent of the cost up front, the borough will receive a $23,000 discount.
As a result, the borough’s debt payments will be $2,000 less than currently and will allow for several capital projects and purchases to move forward, Flanders said.
Fire Chief Richard Lengel said the maintenance by fire companies allows trucks to be used for about 30 years.
He said the truck being replaced is similar to the truck run by Empire Hook and Ladder, which is currently housed at Goodwill Fire Company on High Street, since the two companies merged.
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