Monday, June 17, 2024
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Commission Helping Cassville Fire Dept. Repair Engine

The White County Commission appropriated funds to help repair the Cassville Fire Department’s fire engine during its Monday meeting.

EMA Director Matt McBride said the total cost for the repairs expected to fall between $20,000 and $25,000. McBride said the assistance from the county will be greatly appreciated by the department.

“I don’t want to speak on behalf of Fire Chief Teddy Stockton, but from myself and my department, and I know from the Cassville Fire Department, I want, I really want to say thank you to each of you gentlemen for voting for the repair of Cassville’s fire engine,” McBride said. “I know that they’ll have lot of gratitude for that and it’ll be big help to them.”

County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the Cassville Fire Department’s engine pump was tested last year alongside the rest in the county and failed to meet the recommended specifications. Robinson said the budget committee approved funding up to seventy-five percent of the repairs not to exceed $18,750.

“We’d hate anything for them to be out on a fire and somebody inside a building and then the pump go down,” Robinson said.

Robinson said the funding would come from the county’s unassigned fund balance.

In other business, White County Board of Education Member Diana Haston resigned from her position. Haston represented district one. Robinson said the commission will not appoint a new member because there is an election with 120 days.