Locust Fork accepts bid on rescue vehicle

Bitter cold didn’t keep Locust Fork Town Council from continuing its full agenda Dec. 14, including accepting a bid for a new rescue vehicle for the town’s volunteer fire department.

After the department bid-evaluation committee’s extensive study of the two bids submitted, its members and the council recommended Sunbelt Fire Inc.’s $112,943 bid. The council approved Charles Gilliland’s motion to award the bid to the Fairhope company.

Mayor Joseph Hughes told the council that with the decision made, legwork to pursue funding for the purchase could begin.

In other matters, the council:

•accepted and approved financials.

•approved purchase of 12 holiday-greeting radio spots from WCRL.

•approved installation of exit lights above entrance door to council chambers, action taken at recommendation of town’s insurance company.

•approved a pay raise to the town clerk for $400.

•approved paying park-project contractor balance owed minus liquidation damages.

•discussed freeze/thaw problem areas on roads.

•discussed with Locust Fork volunteer firefighters other fire departments’ members collecting dues inside Locust Fork’s fire district; announcement ad to be discussed.

Council members present with the mayor were Gilliland, Sarah Holt, and Robert Chamblee. The next council meeting is scheduled for Jan. 10, 2011, at 6 p.m. in the town hall.