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Sedgwick Fire Department gets new utility truck

Written by  Jennifer Osborn Monday, April 01, 2013 at 1:50 pm

SEDGWICK — The Sedgwick Volunteer Firefighter’s Association has purchased a new utility truck, which will likely be stationed in North Sedgwick.

Fire Chief David Carter said the association had purchased a 1996 GMC 1-Ton pickup truck with a walk-in utility body for $2,000.

“We’ve just run out of room on Engine 1, which we run to car accidents,” Carter told the Sedgwick Selectmen at their weekly meeting March 28.

Sedgwick bought the truck from the Orland Volunteer Fire Department, which recently took delivery of a new fire truck.

“The truck’s in good shape,” Carter said. “It’s got $2,000 worth of lights.”

Carter said the truck is probably worth $8,000 to $10,000.

First Selectman Neil Davis said the acquisition was a “good move.”

In other business, a Sedgwick resident asked selectmen about the possibility of holding a special town meeting for voters to decide a Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance.

The board said the ordinance would need to wait until next year’s annual Town Meeting, which is held in March.

“Special meetings from here on out bring three to five people,” Davis said.

Davis said while he supports the ordinance, there should be a greater number of people in attendance to vote on it.

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Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

News reporter Jennifer Osborn covers the island of Deer Isle-Stonington and the towns of Surry, Blue Hill, Sedgwick and Brooklin. She also writes the Gone Shopping column.

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