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Washington City Council approves bid for new firetruck

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The Washington Fire Department will be adding another truck to its inventory after the Washington City Council approved a bid for a new tanker truck at its meeting on Tuesday, May 7.
Submitted photo The Washington Fire Department will be adding another truck to its inventory after the Washington City Council approved a bid for a new tanker truck at its meeting on Tuesday, May 7.

The Washington Fire Department will be adding a new tanker truck to their inventory next year after the city council approved a bid at Tuesday night’s meeting.

Washington Fire Chief Tom Wide explained they went out for three bids and recommended the council approve their bid from Heiman Fire for $254,648. This purchase was budgeted for in the FY20 budget.

Washington City Administrator Brent Hinson explained there is a 400-day lead time to wait for the truck, meaning possibly delivery will be toward the end of summer 2020. The new truck is five feet longer than the tanker they are replacing and will hold 3,000 gallons of water versus the 2,000 gallons the existing tanker holds.

In other news, the council approved the final payment for the Washington Fire Station in the amount of $21,304.34. The project is expected to be completed in fall of 2019.

The next meeting of the Washington City Council will be Tuesday, May 21, at 6 p.m. in the library.