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Committee Approves Fire Truck Refurbishment

One of Menominee’s fire trucks may be getting a facelift. The city’s Public Safety/Public Works Committee heard a recommendation from Fire Chief Mark Petersen Tuesday to hire Red Power Diesel Service of Fremont, Wisconsin to refurbish their 2000 Pierce aerial ladder truck. Petersen says the work involves repairing rust, fixing suspension and brake issues, and replacing several other parts and systems. Petersen anticipates the refurbishment will give the truck another ten years of useful life. The project cost is capped at $155000, the funds for which have been included in the 2018-2019 capital outlay budget. Petersen estimates the cost to replace the truck would be closer to $1.2-million. The committee recommended the proposal to the full city council.

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