By , Managing Editor
Mount Vernon News

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon City Council passed a resolution Monday approving the purchase of a new squad for the fire department.

The squad, already approved in the year’s appropriations, will cost $177,000, which is actually under budget, according to Dave Glass, safety-service director.

Fire Chief Chad Christopher told council the squad he will be replacing is 12 years old and has several wiring issues. The new vehicle will look more like a truck in the front but will occupy the same amount of space in the patient care area. Once a chassis is delivered, it takes 120 days to take delivery, which means it could be late summer or early fall before it comes into service. The measure was passed with the suspension of the rules in order to avoid any unnecessary delays in delivery.

Council heard a second reading on legislation that will place Michael Percy on the Historical Review Commission.

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