Wednesday, March 7, 2018



State to pay for most of Poughkeepsie’s new fire trucks

POUGHKEEPSIE – The City of Poughkeepsie will spend $1.6 million to purchase two new fire trucks.

Finance Commissioner William Brady told the common council that $1 million of the cost will be covered by a state grant secured by Assemblyman Frank Skartados.

“The first one is a tower ladder truck that would replace an existing tower ladder truck that is 19 years old that has grown very expensive to repair and maintain,” Brady said. “The cost of the new tower ladder is approximately $1.1 million of the total $1.6 million cost. The second vehicle is a new pumper truck costing approximately $500,000.”

That will replace an old pumper truck, which will be placed in reserve. The old tower ladder truck will be put up for sale.

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