By Hannah Poling
At the Feb. 23 Pleasant Township meeting, officials discussed repairs to a fire engine.
Previously, the board approved a resolution to send a fire truck to Pierce Manufacturing for repairs. Fire Chief Brian Taylor asked the trustees for additional work that would give longevity to the vehicle.
The engine is 14 years old and according to the chief, the repairs needed are significant. Those working on the engine believe performing more work will get an additional 10 to 12 years out of the engine.
The original resolution approved spent $50,000 on repairs. Taylor said the additional repairs would cost $25,000.
Taylor removed all of the unnecessary items off of the list to make the repairs as cost efficient as possible.
“They are doing $150,000 of work for $75,015 which is about half of the cost,” said Taylor. “They built the truck. They know how to fix the truck.”
According to Taylor, this truck has already had quite a bit of money poured into it. By doing the extra repairs, the truck will be in better condition and the maintenance costs would save money in the long run.
The trustees agreed to spend the extra funds on the fire engine.