Southborough is getting a new ladder truck

Without so much as a peep, voters last night approved funds to purchase a new ladder truck. For the Ladder Truck Committee, it was the culmination of 18 months of hard work. The auditorium rang with applause after the vote was final. Voters allocated about $852K for the purchase. The Board of Selectmen and Advisory Read the full article → from Southborough is getting a new ladder truck

How to pay for a new ladder truck

The Advisory Committee and the Board of Selectmen don’t always see eye-to-eye on town meeting articles, but in the case of the ladder truck, they’re not too far apart. Both groups support the purchase, the difference lies in how to pay for it. A number of funding sources are being considered to cover the estimated Read the full article → from How to pay for a new ladder truck

Get answers about the ladder truck before town meeting

We’ve talked quite a bit about the ladder truck here on the blog, but there may be some questions you still want answered, some information you still need before making a decision at town meeting next week. If that’s the case, then plan on attending a public forum sponsored by the Ladder Truck Committee on Read the full article → from Get answers about the ladder truck before town meeting

Presentation about the ladder truck to air on public access cable

If you’re looking to get some background on the issues surrounding the purchase of a new aerial ladder truck — an issue that will take top billing at town meeting later this month — you might want to check out a five-part series I did on the subject earlier this year. (The second post in the Read the full article → from Presentation about the ladder truck to air on public access cable

Tough questions about a new ladder truck

One of the items you’ll get to vote on at the special town meeting next month is whether to appropriate money for a new ladder truck. The precise amount of money and where the funds would come from are still to be determined, but total cost estimates are in the $900K range. About $350K has Read the full article → from Tough questions about a new ladder truck

Fay makes contribution to ladder truck fund, but does away with annual PILOT

At their meeting on Tuesday night, Selectman Bill Boland announced that Fay School has decided to match St. Mark’s $100,000 donation toward the purchase of a new ladder truck for the town. Great news, right? Yes. And no. Fay will donate $10,000 over the next ten years, all earmarked for the ladder truck. The problem Read the full article → from Fay makes contribution to ladder truck fund, but does away with annual PILOT

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