The Radcliffe Fire Department will get a new pumper truck, but it will have to wait for it.
A rendering of the new truck, which will be located at Station 1, was approved Tuesday at a Radcliffe City Council meeting.
According to Radcliffe Mayor JJ Duvall, the cost of the second truck was originally estimated at $875,000, but when it went out to bid, the price the city received was $1,045,914.
“If you read the contract, you will see that the approximate delivery date is 720 days,” Duvall said. “Obviously if we push this forward, it will cost us more and take longer to achieve.”
According to Radcliffe Fire Chief Jimmy Henderson, the department’s equipment is outdated and needs to be replaced. The new pump is a step in that direction.
“It will replace the 2001 pump, and it will be a backup pump that will go to Station 2,” Henderson said.
Duval added that the trucks are supposed to be refurbished after 20 years.
“What we will do is approve the proposal today, and a motion to amend the budget will be presented later, which we will do at the end of the budget cycle,” Duvall said. “We would pay for the prepayments, take the savings, and the second part of the payment would come out of next year’s budget.”
Henderson said they had to get specs for the larger cab and cab because they weren’t sure what style of engine would be used in the new truck. It depends on manufacturing by the time it is ready in more than two years.
The approved bid was from KME Fire Apparatus.
• The second reading of an ordinance permitting and regulating the operation of golf carts on certain public roads in Radcliffe has been approved.
• Changes were approved in Radcliffe Police Department policies and procedures regarding license plate readers, the Fluke camera system, drone systems, and sexual assault evidence kits.
• The General Maintenance Subdivision for Cowley Crossing Subdivision, Section 3 has been approved by the Council.
• The meeting began with honors for two local veterans, Lewis Simpson and Levi Roberts, who recently passed away, in addition to all those who served in the armed forces.
• The board honored the Kentucky Future Longhorns for their third straight Kentucky Division One state championship title.
• Carlos Echeverría, 14, who competed in Calgary, Canada for a week representing Team USA in the World Kickboxing and Karate Federation, was honored for winning silver in Korean Performance, gold in Team Sparring Junior Division, and tying for fourth place in the tournament. Difficult shapes.
• Radcliffe City Councilwoman Terry Owens was honored for completing Level 1 Governance Achievement in the University of Kentucky Cities training.
The Radcliffe City Council will meet again for a work session at 5pm on December 11th and for a meeting at 5:30pm on December 19th. Both meetings will be held at Radcliffe City Hall at 411 W. Lincoln Trail Blvd.