The North Judson Town Council members approved the purchase of a new fire truck for the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department.
According to Fire Chief Joe Leszek, the department will be purchasing a used KME pumper truck with a five-man cab. The truck will be the first truck out on structure fires and auto accidents.
Wayne Township Trustee Clara Schacht authorized $30,000 toward the total purchase price of $69,000. The town council members approved the remaining balance to come out of rainy day fund.
North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry told WKVI that the price the town and the township are paying for this used truck is considerably less than purchasing a new truck. A new truck could be as much as $800,000.
Henry added that many North Judson and surrounding area residents were at the North Judson Town Council meeting this week in support of the purchase.