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.