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File #: 2021-003   
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 12/23/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/14/2021 Final action: 1/14/2021
Title: Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an Interlocal Agreement and corresponding Bill of Sale with Travis County Emergency Services District No. 3 for the purchase of an aerial fire truck.
Indexes: General Self-Financed Purchases
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Exhibit A

Title

Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an Interlocal Agreement and corresponding Bill of Sale with Travis County Emergency Services District No. 3 for the purchase of an aerial fire truck.

 

Body

The Fire Department currently has one (1) aerial ladder truck in reserve status.  The reserve aerial is frequently used on the front line but, continues to have maintenance issues which results in a lack of confidence in the unit as well as a mounting cost to keep it operational.  Because of the unreliability of the reserve, we ask that you consider approval of the replacement of our current reserve truck by purchasing a used unit from Travis County Emergency Services District No. 3.  Purchasing a used apparatus for $270,000 versus a new reserve apparatus will save the taxpayers approximately $1.2 million.  The maintenance records, a visual inspection, and a mechanical function test have been conducted by City of Round Rock mechanics that specifically work on fire apparatus.  After the mechanics inspections, they agree that the used aerial appears to be a mechanically sound apparatus and one that would be beneficial and reliable in our fleet.

 

Cost: $270,000.00

Source of Funds: General Self-Financed Purchases