McDonough council approves $50K safety equipment purchase

New fire safety equipment is being purchased for McDonough personnel.
New fire safety equipment is being purchased for McDonough personnel.

The McDonough City Council voted unanimously at its July 20 regular meeting to approve the purchase of more than $50,000 in fire safety equipment. The purchases include six self-contained breathing apparatuses, 12 carbon cylinder valves, and six face pieces.

Also approved was an expenditure of $13,500 for renovation of the city water department’s north well pump station structure including brick/door repair, electrical replacements and lighting, roofing, painting, replacement of metal doors, other materials, labor and demolition. These were approved as part of the consent agenda, which included adoption of a loan modification that city officials said will allow the city to defer payments for the last six months of 2020 and reduce its cash outlay by approximate $86,000.

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