Westville council approves purchase of new fire truck

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WESTVILLE – Monday night the Town of Westville approved the purchase of a new truck to replace the 1995 Freightliner currently operated by the Westville Fire Department.

The new vehicle, to be purchased from Metalfab Ltd., will cost the town $195,000. Approximately $2,985.41 in leasing costs, based on six per cent, will also be added to that cost.

This rescue truck will be built on a 2011 Freightliner model. Although it is a 2011, it’s a new truck that had not been sold by the dealer. Because of that it resulted in a lower cost than purchasing a 2014 vehicle.

This is estimated to increase the town’s long-term debt from 9.3 per cent to 9.4 per cent. 

Organizations: Freightliner, Westville council, Westville Fire Department Metalfab

Geographic location: WESTVILLE

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