Jun 172011

By Naomi Hatch–

The Snowflake Fire Department has received a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to purchase ladders, chain saws, ventilation fans and combustible gas detectors.

Snowflake Fire Chief Pat Hancock explained to the town council June 14 that they have been working on getting bids, and the only company that could supply all of the items was United Fire Equipment Company, which bid $19,289.02, the amount of the grant.

Hancock noted that the five percent matching funds required will be $964.02.

“This will bring us close to $600,000 we’ve brought into the community in grants in the last six years,” said Chief Hancock.

The council unanimously approved a motion to award the contract to United Fire Equipment, and allow the fire department to proceed with purchase of items as approved on the FEMA grant in an amount not to exceed $19,289.02.

In other business, the council unanimously approved a lease agreement between the town and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the reciprocal use of the Centennial softball fields.

David A. Brown and Doug Brown of Brown & Brown Law Offices were present to give a report regarding water adjudication and other water related issues.

The council unanimously approved a motion to go into executive session to discuss legal matters pursuant to water adjudication. No action was taken on the matter when the council returned to regular session.