The Bethel Board of Finance has taken up discussion about funding to purchase the Stony Hill Fire Department Quint Apparatus. The compact apparatus has the equipment capability of a ladder truck and the water-pumping ability of a fire engine. Additional information was needed to determine if the town capital non-recurring fund has a sufficient balance, or if the town will need to borrow. They asked the Fire Commission assess the near term capital needs and priorities of the fire departments so the Board of Finance can make a fully informed and prudent financial determination. The commission was established earlier this year. Board members say a typical long term apparatus replacement plan would be helpful in making this financial determination.