The Athens Village Board will hold a public hearing on November 10th at 6:30pm at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department (39 Third St., Athens). You may also tune into this hearing remotely using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6278758374. Or by dialing: (646)558-8656. Meeting ID: 627 875 8374.
However, if you wish to speak, we suggest you either attend in person or send your comments to the Board in advance using this form. They will be read into the record.
The purpose of this hearing is to hear public comment on the potential purchase and financing of a new fire truck. Quoted cost for the truck is $743,349.
The official legal notice for this hearing can be viewed here.
Some quick facts about the truck:
The Village is considering the purchase of the following fire truck as a replacement for aging existing apparatus.
- One Fire Pumper Tanker with the following:
- Custom Eight-Man Cab
- 450 Horsepower Engine
- Automatic Transmission
- 58,000 GVW Single Axle Chassis
- Aluminum Fire Body
- Maximum Body Compartmentation
- 1500 Gallon Per Minute Fire Pump
- 1250 GPM Deck Gun
- 2000 Gallon Poly Water Tank
- Rear Swivel Tank Dump Chute
- Telescopic Light Tower
Truck will be designed and built to current EPA Emissions Standards as well as NFPA Fire Industry Standards.
The cover page of the full truck quote can be viewed here.
In addition you can view the full quote (in a binder provided by the manufacturer) at the Village Office (2 First St.).