Thanks in large part to booming construction, an almost-new fire truck is coming to the Goodyear Fire Department.
Goodyear City Council approved a 2018 pumper with 20,000 miles.
The price tag: $625,000.
“We’ve been having difficulty keeping back up engines running,” Fire Chief Paul Luizzi said in his presentation to council.
“During the last 2 years, 30% of the department’s weekend coverage time has been without back-up response vehicles.”
According to council documents, “This purchase is not in the (fiscal year) 2020 budget but can be funded with (fiscal year)2019 yearend General Fund savings.”
The report states construction sales taxes “and development-related revenue” came in at $5 million more than last year’s budget estimate.
Delivery of the Wisconsin-built pumper could take up to 60 days, per the Sept. 16 contract.