The City Council of University City approved a contract for a lease-to-own agreement on a new fire truck, reports West End World.
The agreement with Community Fire Protection District is for a 2005 Aerial Truck. University City will pay $5,000 per month for the term of the lease which is one year, with the option to buy the truck at any time for a total price of $175,000.
The city has maintained three fire trucks in its fleet. Two of them were “frontline” vehicles while the third was used as a reserve. One of the frontline vehicles was damaged while saving a woman and child from flooding during the spring of 2019.