City Council Makes Payments On Truck

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Athens City Council is taking additional steps to pay off the city's newest fire truck.

On Monday, Council approved a plan to issue up to $300,000 in bonds to pay off the remaining portion of the $1.2 million price tag for the vehicle.

The new truck, purchased last year, was recently used during a fire in the Research and Technology building on Ohio University's campus.

OU and the city agreed to share the cost of buying the new truck.  The university is paying $50,000 a year for the next five years.

Council Member Steve Patterson said the collaboration with the university benefits the city.