Getting state funding for a new ladder truck for the Jamestown Fire Department could be a challenge, reports NewsDakota.com.
The ladder truck was purchased by the state in the 1980, to provide fire protection for the State Hospital. Last summer, the truck failed.
The city came up with a plan to replace it. One third of the money would come from the fire department’s equipment replacement funds, one third from donations and the final third from the state. But in the meantime, the city is paying for the new $1 million ladder truck from the Fire department’s replacement fund, and the city would ask the Legislature for a $333,000 appropriation to help replenish the fund.