Fire Chief Mike Cramer asked the board to accept the proposal with Absolute because the lowest bidder, Tyler, failed to meet several specifications, including a 25 percent reduction in compartment space.
In addition, the rear-mounted boom would take away from the hose capacity. The truck is expected to arrive in June.
Police department earns award
Police Chief Donald Morris announced that the East Syracuse Police Department earned the AAA Public Safety Awareness award for 2008 at the platinum, or highest level. The rank is based on traffic safety success and dramatic improvements over five years.
The board will next meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 16 at the East Syracuse Village Municipal Building, located at 204 North Center Street.