The Leadington Board of Aldermen made quick work of its agenda when they met in regular session Tuesday night.
During the meeting the board discussed three bids the city received for repairing one of the city’s fire trucks.
According to Mayor Dustin Winick, Rescue Repair of Festus submitted a bid for $12,039, Sentinel Emergency Solutions of Arnold submitted a bid for $12,857, and Banner Equipment from Roxanna, Illinois submitted a bid of $12,999.
The aldermen unanimously approved to go with the bid from Rescue Repair for $12,039.
“Getting a new truck from Farmington could not have happened at a better time,” Winick said. “The very next day our other truck broke down. It could have been really bad if we would have had a firefighter in a burning building and not been able to get to any water.”
The city was recently the beneficiary of a deal in which it received a truck the Farmington Fire Department was taking out of it’s current stable of vehicles.
In other business, the board moved to discuss Edward Clouse’s request for de-annexation in closed session. Clouse is seeking the de-annexation because topography restraints do not allow his to access city water or sewer without significant costs.