New pumper truck

The Glengarry News - - News - -- Scott Carmichael

South Glen­garry coun­cil ap­proved the half-a-mil­lion-dol­lar-plus pur­chase of a new fire pumper truck for the town­ship's fire ser­vice at the reg­u­lar meet­ing of Oc­to­ber 1.

De­pend­able, of Bramp­ton, Ont. sub­mit­ted the win­ning and low­est of three ten­ders re­ceived by the town­ship by the Septem­ber 25 dead­line for sub­mis­sions. A cus­tom man­u­fac­turer of emer­gency ve­hi­cles as well as trucks and cargo and trailer tanks, De­pend­able sub­mit­ted a bid of $462,682 plus HST, while the other con­tenders – Me­talFab In­dus­tries and Bat­tleshield In­dus­tries – came in at $537,425.34 plus HST and $564,357 plus HST, re­spec­tively.

At the be­gin­ning of the year, the town­ship's 2018 fire bud­get con­tained $825,000 for the re­place­ment of ve­hi­cles.

Fol­low­ing the pur­chase of a fire pumper/tanker truck this past Fe­bru­ary, $415,000 re­mains in the bud­get for the pur­chase of the new pumper ve­hi­cle. The re­main­ing $55,825.20 (in­clud­ing HST) will be re­al­lo­cated from an ex­ist­ing fire re­serve.

The new truck will re­place the ex­ist­ing pumper ve­hi­cle at the Glen Wal­ter sta­tion, which is cur­rently 21 years old and has un­der­gone sig­nif­i­cant trans­mis­sion, wa­ter pump and wa­ter tank re­pairs in the last 5 years, ac­cord­ing to a staff re­port sub­mit­ted by town­ship fire chief Dave Robert­son. It was also out of ser­vice for a com­bined eight weeks over the past half decade.

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