The fire department is buying a new brush truck, a Ford F350XL, which is outfitted with fire equipment, with about $68,000 raised by department members. The board approved the donation of the truck to the department. The village will pay for the insurance and maintenance of the truck.
“It is basically a big pickup truck with lots of brush hoses,” Capozza said. “It is important that we have a truck that can get in close when we have a brush fire, and our big trucks can not do that.
“The department has raised the money to buy the truck and would like to make it a gift to the village to celebrate its 200 years of service,” he said.
In other news, the board approved the village to join the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Membership costs $250, but allows the village to apply for historic preservation grants, including ones that might help finance the restoration of the Village Building at 22 Main St.