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Harvard Fire Protection District to discuss buying pumper truck

Harvard Fire Protection District officials Tom Condon (from left), Roger Hugg and Deputy Fire Chief Don Davidson discuss matters during a board meeting.
Harvard Fire Protection District officials Tom Condon (from left), Roger Hugg and Deputy Fire Chief Don Davidson discuss matters during a board meeting.

Bids for an additional fire pumper truck for the Harvard Fire Protection District will be unsealed during a special meeting Tuesday, hours before the board will vote on a funding mechanism for the purchase.

The purchase was discussed during two special board meetings last month with the consideration of a price not to exceed $500,000.

Bids for the manufacture, delivery, training and service of the vehicle were due Friday.

Bids meeting specifications will be referred to the district’s apparatus committee for further consideration.

The board will meet again during its regular meeting Tuesday to discuss and possibly approve funding the purchase, which Deputy Fire Chief Don Davidson said may be difficult based on the financial condition of the district.

Also on the regular agenda will be the discussion of budget reductions, the annual evaluation of Fire Chief Steve Harter, the disposal of the decommissioned Engine 741 and a status report on the repairs to Engine 747, which sustained damage during a fire in November on Altenburg Road.

The special meeting will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Harvard Fire Protection District station, 502 S. Eastman St. The regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday also at the station.

The board will hold a second special meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The board will go into a closed executive session after audience participation to discuss the performance of a specific district employee.

There are no other items on Wednesday’s agenda once the board reconvenes.

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