City uses SPLOST funds for new fire truck
Jun 05, 2013 | 1724 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Chatsworth Fire Department had the new truck on display for city council members Monday evening during the regular session of council.

The truck is a Ferrara Fire Apparatus and cost $460,000. The city used SPLOST funds to pay for the truck.

Fire Chief Mike Baxter said “It is a combination pumper and heavy rescue truck. It is going to allow us to carry a lot of gear that we could not carry on a standard pumper, we will carry extrication and stabilization gear for automobile accidents, we will be able to carry technical rescue gear such as road rescue gear and a tripod, confined space rescue gear, along with all of the standard firefighting equipment. It allows us to carry equipment that would normally take a couple of trucks to carry.

“Basically it increases our capability for the first truck that arrives at a scene,”

In old business on the agenda council members put into effect a no smoking policy in city vehicles and other areas of Chatsworth Waterworks upon the approval of city attorney Steve Williams.

In new business, council members approved two rezoning requests.

Carla K. Jones and Lloyd Jones, Jr. requested the rezoning of their property at 212 N Sixth Avenue to be rezoned to Office-Residential and Murray County Farm Bureau Inc. requested the rezoning of property at 319 W. Market Street to be rezoned to Office-Residential.

The insurance company is planning to purchase the property on N. Sixth Avenue.

Council members also set the July meeting of council for July 8.

Council member Celeste Martin brought up a water problem behind Krystal’s and Captain D’s.There is a problem with standing water.

Martin said that in speaking with Everette Jones the problem could be fixed with the insertion of tiles and a road bed but there seemed to be an issue of a trust to take care of the cemetery there and exactly who owns what portion of the proprty.

Martin will get back with council after obtaining a copy of the trust.