Oakdale City Council members recently approved the build of a brand new 1500 Gallon-Per-Minute (G.P.M.) fire engine for the Willowood Drive station, awarding the $687,523.41 bid contract to local company, Hi-Tech for the project.
The city opted for a pre-payment option, which allowed for a 10 percent reduction in overall price.
According to city documents submitted to council, the funds available in Fund 232 – Fire Equipment Replacement – will cover the cost of the engine. This purchase will not require funds from the General Fund. It will take about a year before the city takes possession of the new fire engine. This new fire engine will also need to be outfitted with a variety of equipment. It is estimated that it will cost an additional $115,000 to equip the engine once built. These purchases will be presented to the City Council for its review and approval sometime during the next year.