The Chapel Hill Town Council met Wednesday night to discuss the sale of a retiring ladder truck to help pay for the construction of another fire station, among other items.
The motion to sell the retiring fire truck passed, and it will be sold in January 2018 for a profit between $275,000 and $300,000, after the Fire Department receives a new ladder truck.
“I have total confidence in the fire chief, Matt Sullivan, because he did such a fabulous job of negotiating that whole Fire Station 2 deal, so if he is saying this is the best, sweet spot, of when to sell the truck, I believe him,” Nancy Oates, Chapel Hill Town Council member said.
The site where the new fire station is being built also includes office space developed by East West Partners on Hamilton Road. The deal requires the developers of the site to pay $1.75 million to finance the project, while the town is responsible for $1 million and any cost beyond the approved budget.
Construction at Fire Station 2 is scheduled to be completed in mid-February, but some unexpected construction costs have come up.