Funding for a new fire boat in Brookfield and emergency repairs to Engine 21 are being discussed by the Board of Finance tonight. The Board of Selectmen is recommending the two items to help Candlewood Fire Company.
The $31,800 for emergency repairs to keep the truck in service would be paid for through a transfer of funding.
A replacement fire boat will cost nearly $319,000. It's being paid for with $100,000 absorbed by Candlewood Fire Company, $190,000 from the fire apparatus reserve fund the town maintains and the balance transferred from a town account.
Tonight's Board of Finance meeting is at 8pm in the Brookfield High School Media Center.