Sheldon (IA) Approves Purchase of $1 Million Aerial to Replace Totaled Unit

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By June 30, 2022, firefighters with the Sheldon (IA) Fire Company should have a $1,066,000 aerial in service after the city councilors approved the purchase, according to a story published by nwestiowa.com.

According to the report, the city will purchase the new 100-foot rear-mount aerial platform built by Spartan and it will be paid for with a bond. The new truck will replace another aerial that was totaled when it hit a large maple tree branch, the report said, adding the city got $180,000 in an insurance payment to help pay for the new aerial.

The city will pay the difference with a 15-year general obligation bond, according to the report, adding that the city wants to act quickly as the insurance company is paying for a leased aerial for 10 months to temporarily replace the one damaged.

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