Agreement needed on fire truck deal

Published 12:05 am Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hopefully, Adams County and the City of Natchez are close to being in agreement on the details of what the Natchez Fire Department needs in a new truck.

Adams County has agreed to purchase a new truck as part of city-county fire agreement, but the details of exactly what the county needs to buy have become a bit confusing of late.

That confusion was caused, at least in part, by a miscommunication between the city fire chief and the county’s purchasing clerk.

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It would appear that the two groups are coming close to an agreement on the specifics.

That’s a good thing since the truck’s purchase, when finalized, should help the NFD provide better fire-fighting services for all residents — city and county.

The county’s agreement with the city is important to county residents. As we’ve long said, when a residential fire occurs in the county, property owners have reason to expect full-time professionals to respond.

We continue to support the city and county working together on this and other areas in which they can cooperate and consolidate government services.