Lackawanna City Council rejects new pumper for fire department

  • Source: Buffalo News
  • Published: 12/06/2017 12:00 AM

Lackawanna Fire Chief Ralph Galanti recommended that the city purchase a new pumper for $439,201. City officials told him they did not have enough money. "There is a concern regarding appropriations," said Carolyn Nicometo, city comptroller. "Our cash is committed to other projects contracted up to 2018." An unexpected expense involved the increase in recycling costs, estimated at $25,000 a month, said Anthony DeSantis, commissioner of public works. That would lead to a $200,000 expense, he said. Galanti said the pumper would take Empire Apparatus of Niagara Falls a year to build. Second Ward Councilwoman Annette Iafallo summed up the city's plight Monday.


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