Arley getting new emergency vehicles

ARLEY - The Arley Police and Fire Departments are both buying new vehicles, a backup cruiser and a rescue truck.
The council approved the purchase of both at its monthly meeting on Monday, March 7, and Fire Chief James Rickett expressed his thanks to the council members.
The fire department had received one bid from the Decatur-based North America Fire Equipment Company (NAFECO) for $187,999, which will be paid out of the fire department account and the fire plug account. Rickett plans to customize the rescue truck the department already had for use as a brush truck.
The new police car, a black Charger for which the department will pay $37,715.41, will be used as a backup cruiser. Police Chief Jerry Cummings said he would finance the car at 2.5 percent interest for five years and pay $500-$535 a month after an initial $10,000 down payment, with all the money coming from the police department account.
The council also approved a ten percent raise for all town employees and the hiring of Laurie Moore as a library assistant at the Arley Public Library, following the resignation of Sherry Mason in February. Another vote approved the transfer of $1,500 per month from the water department fund to the general fund, in lieu of taxes.


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