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Cheney moves to buy fire truck

Council agrees to $750,000–$800,000 expenditure using levy funds, state loan


October 19, 2017

Cheney firefighters remove a ladder from the department's attack engine during a controlled training burn in 2011.

Cheney's City Council took a step towards replacing the fire department's aging No. 1 attack engine by unanimously authorizing Mayor Tom Trulove's office to sign an agreement with General Fire for the purchase of a new main attack engine.

According to the resolution, General Fire supplies nationally approved Rosenbauer Fire Engines. Cheney is taking this move through an interlocal agreement with the city of Tacoma for the purchase of truck, allowing it to bypass the formal bid process.

City Administrator Mark Schuller said the city has been taking $100,000 from the levy lid lift funds appro...

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