Ed­dy­s­tone gets $381G fed­eral grant for new fire truck

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - NEWS - By Bar­bara Ormsby Times Cor­re­spon­dent

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.

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