New fire engine for Alexandria?A new fire engine could soon be rolling into Alexandria. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council voted to call for bids on a new pumper truck that's estimated to cost between $480,000 and $495,000. Fire Chief Jeff Karrow made the request, noting that it would replace a 1986 Ford pumper truck, Unit 22, that has far outlived its 20-year life expectancy and is now “nickel and diming” the department with constant repair bills. The department had to do some budget maneuvering to make sure it has enough money to pay for the truck if the bids come in under estimate. Read Wednesday's Echo Press for more council news.
By: Al Edenloff, Alexandria Echo Press