Delta Signs Old Rescue Truck Over To Fire Company


A solution on the ownership and possession of an old fire rescue vehicle has been reached in Delta.

Under terms of an agreement between the Delta Community Fire Department and the council, the village can transfer ownership by 2/3 support of council.  This is made possible by a section of the village charter. Village Law Director Kevin Heban researched   the history of the vehicle and which entity holds the title. The determination was the village retained title.

The truck was acquired in 1957 and the department held title. The village has maintained ownership since it was removed from service.  Now the Fire Department will be granted ownership and will assume all rights of use and financial responsibility. If the Delta Fire Company ever disbands or no longer wishes to retain possession, the truck reverts back to the village.

Any sale of the vehicle at that point will mean a portion or all of the proceeds will be sent to the company to offset costs incurred when the DCFD owned it.

The council also approved the following pieces of legislation:

The council approved Ordinance 17-13 which allows the administrator to enter in an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation to oversee the project. The bulk of the money for the new bridge will come from the federal government. The project will replace the old bridge which spans Bad Creek. The project will cost more than $600,000 with the village’s share at $120,000 to build a temporary bridge.

The council approved Ordinance 17-14 to allow the administrator to work with Fulton County to accept and treat leachate found at the old landfill site at CRs 9 and F. The village has worked with the county over the past two years to reach several understandings regarding the pretreatment of the effluent generated by the landfill, Administrator Brad Peebles stated. A professional review of the site was the loads of ammonia were within an acceptable range for the village’s treatment plant. This level would not affect the EPA discharge permit.

The village will put out for sale bids for a 1997 Ford F275 pickup. The truck is no longer needed.


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