Hemet City Council eyes new fire engine purchase and financing as a must

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A question about the type of funding for a new fire engine needed for the Hemet City Fire Department almost put its purchase in limbo by members of the city council Tuesday, July 14, at its regular meeting. The purchase of the new fire engine from the KME company for $738,824 that will replace another engine which is completely out of service was initially approved by the council, March 10. The council opted to fund the purchase through the Measure U available fund balance. In a related request April 14, the council also approved the first portion purchase of the Microwave system, a radio system replacement, which was also to be funded by Measure U available fund balance. A question arose later about how the fire engine, which is to replace the out-of-service Engine 1, would be fu
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