Eddystone gets $381G federal grant for new fire truck
EDDYSTONE » A new 1,170 gallon-per-minute pumper may soon be occupying the borough fire station, thanks to a $381,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“Congratulations for the good work in getting this grant,” council President Bill Stewart said to Fire Chief Andrew Walsh at council’s October meeting.
Stewart put the cost of the new fire truck at about $500,000. No further details were given on when delivery of the apparatus can be expected.
In a related fire company matter, council recognized Fire Marshal Bob Gliem and Tony Arena, owner of Arena Electric, for their efforts in securing and refurbishing a fire siren for installation in the Eddystone Village section of the borough. The old siren was acquired from the Tinicum Township Fire
Co. and put back in operating condition by Gliem and Arena. It is now in place at Fourth Street and Saville Avenue. Councilwoman Beth Gross presented
the two men with plaques.
In her report to council, borough Engineer Lisa Catania recommended council award the low bid of $9,500 to Joseph E. Sucher for the milling, base
repair and resurfacing of the intersection of 11th Street and Saville Avenue where a sink hole has been causing problems.
Catania also recommended council accept a $5,000 matching grant from PECO Green Region Grant program for repairs to the track/trail at Dom Merion Field at the Lighthouse Hall recreation complex on Ninth Street. Council must also match $5,000 for the project.
Stewart announced there will be a special 2018 budget meeting from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the firehouse.