Firefighter Caleb Moore stands ready with a jumper cable, trying vainly to get the old ladder truck started.

Ladder truck bids all under budget

Smiles abounded when bids were opened this week for the Clinton Fire Department’s replacement ladder truck. Three were received, and all were below the $350,000 budgeted.

Not much below, but below.

It’s being called a replacement truck because it won’t be new. It will just be new to the firemen using it.

The lowest bid was $325,000 for a 1999 model; another was $340,000 for a 2002 model; and the third was $349,000 for another ’99, but with a lot fewer miles and engine hours than the other two. The bids were referred to Interim City Manager Lisa Anders and Fire Chief Randy Carpenter for review and a recommendation; Carpenter said Friday they hope to have one at the council’s next meeting Aug. 5.

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