Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:52:21 AM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Discussions Continue Over Vestal Budget

In Vestal, the town board is looking at its budget for the new year.

Supervisor John Schaffer is trying to retain services, and update equipment, while working within a limited spending plan.

On Monday, discussions centered on the fire department, and what it needs to maintain the kind of protection Schaffer says the town deserves.  For instance, can Vestal afford to replace a fire rescue truck?

"It's a ten passenger chassis and it goes out on all major accidents on the highway. We can obviously carry a lot more passengers on it, it has the jaws of life on it, an updated generator, and updated hydraulic system. It's something that's long overdue. Again, it's 25 years old," said Vestal Town Supervisor John Schaffer.

Replacement of the fire truck rescue truck would cost about 600-thousand dollars.  Purchase of it would be decided by a referendum.  On Monday, the police department budget was also discussed and possible replacement of vehicles it needs.


View Related Articles: Broome County, Vestal or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet

Additional Articles

The Joint Land Owners Coalition of New York Appeals Fracking Decision VIEW VIDEO
The Joint Land Owners Coalition of New York has appealed the dismissal of it's suit against the state. The appeal comes after  Judge McDonough dismissed the suit that would have forced the governor... more

Owego Board Discuss Vacant Positions in the Owego Police Department VIEW VIDEO
"The police department... I've got a problem with them." Former Owego Board member Jim Lugursky is weighing in on the controversy from Monday night's Owego board meeting. Residents of the Village of... more

Cuomo's START-UP NY to Offer New Jobs in Binghamton VIEW VIDEO
START-UP NY has started up at Binghamton University, with five businesses setting up shop on campus.   START-UP NY provides tax-free zones, mostly on SUNY campuses, that allow companies to... more

Elementary School Students in Endicott Speak to an Astronaut VIEW VIDEO
Some local kids took to Skype to talk to someone who has ventured beyond skies.     Today at the George F. Johnson library in Endicott, Elementary School students got to ask questions to former... more

Family Battles Hereditary Breast Cancer VIEW VIDEO
Finding out that her father-in-law had breast cancer was tough enough, but finding out that he passed down a hereditary genetic mutation to many of her children has been sometimes overwhelming for... more

Sheriff Candidate Outlines Community-Based Plan VIEW VIDEO
Democratic Broome County sheriff candidate Chris Bracco is outlining his community-based plan for ridding the streets of criminal activity. Bracco plans to add two new deputy positions that will... more

Man Faces Charges After Probation Dep Finds Meth Lab in Home VIEW VIDEO
Johnson City police arrested a man after the Broome County Probation Department witnessed a methamphetamine lab inside his Endicott Ave apartment. Police say 21-year-old Thomas P. Cole Jr, of... more

Click here for more local news...icon



 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .


Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...