Riverside Fire Department writes grant for truck
RIVERSIDE—Three members of the Riverside Fire Department discussed their grant application to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation for a new firetruck at the city council meeting Monday night.
Present were Dan Striegel, treasurer of the Riverside Fire Department, Lance Carolan, assistant fire chief, and Randy Sexton, former fire chief.
City Administrator Rusty Rogerson said they clarified what type of firetruck they are requesting for in the grant application.
“It will be a regular fire engine that carries foam and water with a taller ladder on it so they don’t have to fight fires from roofs of buildings,” Rogerson said.
The grant request is for $250,000, said Washington County Riverboat Foundation Executive Assistant Jim Logan. The total cost of the truck is $650,000.
Other items covered at the city council meeting included:
• a resolution to hire summer help;
• the garbage contract with Johnson County Refuse for $20,628;
• a resolution for a centralized consultation procedure which states that if any employee, councilors, or commission members contact the professional entity without prior approval from the city administrator they will be charged for the cost of the consultation;
• a resolution for information requests from city council members that states any information requests from councilors shall be done during city council meetings by a motion, and voted and approved by the other councilors present;
• a request for proposals/qualifications for general routine engineering tasks;
• a resolution adopting the Statewide Urban Design and Specifications Program, which was tabled. Rogerson said the council wanted more time to look over that resolution.
The next city council meeting will be held at city hall on Monday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m.