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Vestal FD Urging Residents to Vote for Funding of a New Fire Truck

In less than two weeks, the public will vote again on whether or not the Vestal Fire Department will receive funding for a new fire truck.
 
Assistant Fire Chief Doug Rose said one of their rescue trucks is 27 years old, and is a vital piece of equipment that must be replaced.

He said the cost of the truck is $675,000, and this cost would not raise residents' taxes.

Rose said only 2.5% of voters came out in April last time the referendum was up for vote.

He hopes to see more voters come out to Town Hall on November 19th.

"It carries man power. It allows us to refill our breathing air bottles, tarps and thinks like that to help protect people's property.  Its all the equipment we carry on here," said Rose.

There will be three meetings on the fire truck referendum for voters who have questions. 

The first is Thursday at the African Road Elementary School, next Tuesday November 12th at Vestal Hill Middle School, and Thursday November 14th at Vestal High School.

All meetings start at 7pm.

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