Emmetsburg Fire Department will take delivery of a 2014 Freightliner Fire Pumper next May 2014.
Contract for the new pumper was awarded last week at the April 8 meeting of Emmetsburg City Council. Two bids were received.
"We requested bids from two companies," said Fire Chief Frank Kliegl. "We have worked with both of these companies for the last 60 years."
The bid was awarded to Toyne Fire, Inc., Breda, for $233,673. The bid came in $13,987 below the budget estimate, according to Kliegl.
"Toyne is a truck company and we buy 95-percent of our equipment from Heiman (the other bidder)," explained Kliegl.
Kliegl requested the remaining $13,000 be kept in a fund to restock the new truck.
The 2014 truck will pump 1,250 gallons per minute and it has foam capability. The truck carries 1,000 gallons of water.
An additional feature is a top mounted deck gun for large scale buildings. The truck will be set up for city fire fighting, according to Kliegl.
Kliegl explained that the Township Trustees voted to give the 1988 pumper to the Cylinder Fire Department.
Emmetsburg City Council approved the purchase of the fire truck chassis. The fire department will take possession in May 2014.
In other business, Emmetsburg City Council adopted an ordinance to create Emmetsburg Municipal Communications Utility.
Resolutions were approved by the council to retain Multivance, Inc., to assist with fundraising for the community center; to close a portion of North Broadway, from Highways 4/18 to Bethany Lutheran Church, for Black Knight's Car Club on May 10, June 14, July 12 and Aug. 9.
A contract with Shamrock Recycling E-Waste and Brown Goods was approved. 2013 collection of E-Waste and Brown Goods will be April 29 and April 30.
Seasonal employees Tyler Drost, Austin Bonnstetter and Arik Kerr were approved for public properties.