FARMINGTON -- City leaders recently voted to fund the purchase of a second key water tender truck, used to combat hillside fires.
Acting at the behest of Chief Guido Smith, the city council voted to fund the $30,000 purchase price of the truck. Funding for the truck is expected to come from city reserve funds, since the truck's purchase was not part of the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget, adopted earlier this year.
The city already has one tender truck in use and Smith said demand for the truck has been heavy. He said he has had what he described as dozens of requests for the truck's use, but said he has said no to every request outside of Davis County.
Smith hopes to put the newly-approved truck into service immediately.