The City of Guntersville bought 3 small fire trucks several years ago for running small fires and medic calls, but the trucks were never put into service.
Now they’re selling them. The trucks will be sold either on the Internet auction site govdeals or through Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus, whichever will result in the most money for the city. The trucks were bought used at a cost of about $75,000.
“They just weren’t a good fit for our department it turned out,” Mayor Leigh Dollar said.
The city had borrowed money to purchase the trucks along with some other equipment. Any proceeds from the sale will go to pay down the debt incurred as part of the truck purchase.
Councilman Randy Whitaker asked in the work session before the official meeting if the city’s insurance would go down as a result of selling the trucks. Mayor Dollar and city clerk Betty Jones said it would not.
“We’ve already paid the insurance for a year,” Mrs. Jones said.
“We’re getting rid of 3 trucks, but we’re buying 5 police cars,” Mayor Dollar said. “It will just be a wash on the insurance.”