CARROLLTON, MO – Equipment purchases by the Carrollton Fire Department figured in Monday night’s city Council meeting.

The Carrollton Council gave tacit approval for modification of a fire department truck, for use as a snowplow. The work required for the transition was found to be costly.

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That cost, however, relayed by street department supervisor, Vern Dale Martin, is only one-third the cost of an outright purchase. The decision was thought to be necessary after losing a truck last year. Another truck this year is also beginning to show signs of wear. The fire department was able to part with the old vehicle after a newly purchased rescue truck arrived at the department.

Council also approved new equipment purchases at the meeting, including pagers and bunker gear for the fire department. They also locked in gas prices for the city in a new contract.