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Durham Voters Approve New Fire Truck, Transfers

The town's volunteer fire company will soon replace its again rescue pumper truck with a new truck.


Durham residents unanimously approved a proposal to spend $530,000 on a new fire truck Monday night.

The Durham Volunteer Fire Company will use the money to replace Durham 3, a rescue pumper purchased in 1996, with a brand-new rescue pumper.

Firefighter Bill Curtis said the new truck will not only  that will better service the town and firefighters. The purchase is in-line with the company's replacement schedule and should arrive sometime next summer.

Voters also unanimously approved totalling $150,564 which Durham First Selectman Laura Francis said were necessary to "balance out our books."

Voters agreed to carry over $213,246 from last year's budget to the current fiscal year to pay for ongoing projects that were not completed by July 1.

In addition, $171,489 will be transfered from the town's undesignated fund balance to cover the cost of cleanup from last year's October snow storm. Nearly all of the money — about $165,000 according to officials — will be reimbursed by FEMA and returned to the undesignated fund balance.

Michael Hayes September 11, 2012 at 02:35 PM
It is? Oh, well don't I look dumb. Thanks, Dan!
Dan September 11, 2012 at 04:11 PM
It's all good. 2 of the 6 are lime green, the oldest of the fleet
Michael Hayes September 11, 2012 at 04:43 PM
I was wondering why it is the trucks are lime green? Maybe there's an interesting story, maybe not?
edmund dantes September 11, 2012 at 06:02 PM
i believe the lime green is easier to see at night.
Dan September 11, 2012 at 07:43 PM
It just came down to preference over the last 10 years, and a 'change of guard' per say with a younger group of members. The colors really just come down to tradition.

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