ARNPRIOR FIRE FACES BIG EXPENSE WITH PURCHASE OF NEW AERIAL TRUCK 9/11/2018 8:07:48 AM
Arnprior is on the hook for 1.2 to 1.4 million dollars, which is what it is expected to cost to buy a new aerial truck. Fire Chief Jeff Crawford and a delegation of his crew attended Monday's Council Session to explain that the truck they had won't make it to 2022 as planned. Crawford says Arnprior spent over $44,000, and cut away 16 feet of deficient ladder-length to keep the aerial truck in service back in 2016, to no avail.
Staff and elected representatives crunched the numbers at Monday's meeting, and came up with a plan to move some money from 2022 back to this year, sell some old units as spare parts, and take a ten year loan from the province to pay for the new vehicle.