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Cheers and Jeers

June 16, 2012
The Leader Herald

JEERS - To no resolution. Gloversville elected officials accepted bids for the purchase of the city's out-of-service ladder truck and sold it. But at the same time, the city has made little progress in replacing the truck. The purchase of a new ladder truck was included in the city's five-year plan in 2007 and had been added to a capital-projects list every year since. A ladder truck should be among the Fire Department's response vehicles. With two buildings over 10 stories tall, more than a hundred buildings over three stories and the presence of a hospital, the city should have a ladder truck. Johnstown's ladder truck, which that city bought with a grant, could be called for assistance, but only if it's not already in use. Odds are it would be available, but should Gloversville take that gamble? If borrowing money for a new ladder truck is an option, Gloversville should consider it.

 
 
 

 

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