by Andrew Henderson
The Fulton Common Council voted to purchase a new custom pumper for the Fulton Fire Department during its meeting Tuesday night.
The city received a federal grant that would cover more than half of the new vehicle and equipment, which is expected to cost around $705,000, according to Mayor Ron Woodward.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will cover $377,000 of the new vehicle.
The council approved a bond resolution to finance the remaining portion of $328,000.
“This pumper will last for 25 to 30 years,” said Woodward. “I highly recommend it. I think this is a good thing. Over the years, we have been short on new equipment for the fire department.”
Two companies submitted bids for the new custom pumper.