The Village of Hunter
Minutes of Special Meeting held Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Fire Truck

Call to Order: 7:00PM. Pledge of Allegiance

Members Present: Mayor William Maley, Trustee Alan Higgins and Michael Tancredi

Also Present: Kathleen M. Hilbert

Public Present: John LaVeglia, Anthony Fiegel and David Hartman

Mayor Maley – You came to us. Have you come up with an idea of how much you need? Anthony Fiegel – It all depends on the budget. When you are looking at used, there are so many trucks to look at. Trustee Higgins – To get what you want, where do you think you need to be to get something in the year range you want. What type of truck do you want to look at? Trustee Tancredi – That is my question. You mentioned ladder the other night. Or is it a pumper we are after? John LaVeglia – The ladder truck we are looking for would pump water, hold a little bit of water and basically do the same thing as our attack truck. Trustee Tancredi – As a pumper. John LaVeglia – The orange truck which comes right after holds 1800 gallons of water. Trustee Higgins – So is that adequate for an initial attack truck? John LaVeglia -A lot of companies use a quint for an attack truck. Mayor Maley – You two are more knowledgeable on what each thing does, but I need to ask the questions about things I do not understand. Trustee Tancredi – So, the attack truck is the pumper. John LaVeglia – It also needs to be able to hold ladders. The only thing the quint does not do is like the red truck we have now will hold 800 gallons of water. The quint will hold 300 to 500 gallons of water. Mayor Maley – Okay, the quint has basically an aerial tower. So, that helps you fight the fire faster and better. Trustee Higgins – I want to see every structure fire with water coming from the air. That would be ideal. Anthony Fiegel – I looked at a 2001 quint last night with a 75-80-foot ladder and it was $175,000. I have been looking for something that would fit in the existing fire house, but it is tough.

A discussion was held about keeping the truck in the Village Garage or making renovations to the previous Pete’s garage building. Trustee Tancredi – I am not adverse to housing the fire truck over at the village garage but that really should be a temporary solution. We should talk about what we are going to do for permanent housing for this truck and for future truck. Anthony Fiegel – Is blowing the back of my father’s shop out of the question? Mayor and Trustees – No. Options were discussed.

The Board of Trustees tasked the fire company to find a truck and gave them a budgeting parameter between $150,000 and $200,000. The Board of Trustees require an independent third-party certified inspection agency to do a certification. Follow-up meeting in no less than one month from this evening.


A motion was made to adjourn the meeting at by Trustee Alan Higgins; seconded by Trustee Michael Tancredi.

Transcribed by:
Kathleen M. Hilbert

16-11-16 minutes tentative