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Chief hopes to expand FayettevilleFD

By Jennifer Kiefl

Fire Chief Paul Hildreth asked for approval from the Fayetteville Village Board to award the contract for a new ambulance to Northeast Emergency Rescue Vehicles. Hildreth said the new rig would be the same as the rig now, along with a new heart monitor. The new ambulance should arrive in August, and was also purchased at about $2,000 under the expected budget.

Hildreth also discussed the future options the fire department has, and would like to explore the options of expanding the current fire station or relocating depending on what options may become available. The last thing the fire department wants to do is move, said the chief, but there are many needs that must be addressed including office space, vehicle storage space and parking around the fire station. By 2010, the chief would like to see "ground broken on something," but wants to have the board's support and doesn't want any quick decisions made. There isn't a proposal in place, just an informational packet that Hildreth gave to the board to get the topic of remodeling on the table.

In other action:

Almost 900 kids signed up for Little League will see the results of a three-year capital campaign that raised $17,000. This year, there will be three new bleachers, two dugout benches, as well as a sprinkler on one of the fields. There was also a 10 percent increase in the number of kids playing this year, said Mayor Mark Olson.

The Memorial Day Parade will be held Monday May 26.

The budget for 2008/09 is scheduled to be adopted at the next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday April 28 at the Fayetteville Village Hall.

Jennifer Kiefl is a contributing freelancer for Eagle Newspapers.

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