Information provided by Barbara Leff, Depoe Bay City Councilor and member Board of Directors of DPFPD
Gleneden Beach, August 15 – Depoe Bay Fire District has approved the purchase of a 2010 Pierce fire engine at its August 14, 2012 meeting. The purchase price of $399,000 saves the District approximately $141,000 if the engine was new. The down payment will come from the District’s reserve fund. Future payments will be covered with a combination of (1) funds made available when the District was awarded a grant to fund the volunteer shift program for four years, (2) income from the sale of an old surplus fire engine, and (3) a four year low interest loan from the engine’s manufacturer. “We are pleased that—in these challenging economic times—we will not have to request any help from our citizens,” according to Fire Chief Joshua Williams.
The Board also adopted Depoe Bay Rural Fire Protection District Ordinance No. 2012-01 which authorizes the Fire Chief, under certain conditions, to respond to fires in areas outside the District and to collect fees from people who are not taxpayers of the District.
In other business* the Board approved an update to the District’s Standard of Cover and appointed Board members Barbara Leff and Gray Snipes to serve, respectively**, as District representative and alternate on a joint committee with Newport Fire District and Newport Rural Fire District. The committee—formed in response to the Collaborative Efforts Feasibility Study of most of the fire districts in Lincoln County—will explore potential collaboration efforts.
*Complete minutes of the Board meeting are available on the website: www.depoebayfire.com
**The complete text of the Opportunities for Collaborative Efforts Feasibility Study is also available on the website.