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November 12, 2013

City manager adding up fire engine costs

GREENVILLE — City Manager Massoud Ebrahim is still trying to figure out a way to buy a needed new fire engine for the Greenville Fire-Rescue Department.

Ebrahim is set to provide a report on the issue during tonight’s regular agenda of the Greenville City Council, starting at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street. A work session is set for 5 p.m. today.

Council members asked Ebrahim in September, prior to the passage of the current city budget, if a way can be found to purchase a new fire engine for the department.

Council member Dan Perkins said the engine could be paid for by taking money from the city’s fund balance.

One of the fire department’s two reserve pumper trucks came into service in 1993 and has been the source of repeated maintenance issues.

Ebrahim said he did not intend to issue debt to pay for the truck, which would cost approximately $750,000.

Ebrahim said there is $180,000 left over from certificates of obligation issued earlier this year and he intends to find ways to add to that total, bit by bit, until it reaches the $500,000 range, before considering financing for another fire engine.

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