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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Council Approves Change Order for
New Fire Truck; Sets Trick-or-Treat Hours

Bradford City Council on Tuesday honored Judge Chris Hauser, who is leaving his position as chairman of the Downtown Bradford Redevelopment Corporation.

Under his leadership, the DBRC established the Main Street Mercantile, renovated the Main Street Movie House and other key buildings in the Downtown Historic District, and returned them to private ownership.

Hauser had been chairman of the DBRC since its inception. He stepped down after being elected judge in the McKean County Court of Common Pleas.

Also Tuesday, council approved a change order for the new fire truck for the city fire department.

Councilman Rhett Kennedy explained that the truck is necessary because the one it’s replacing is more than 30 years old. The next “newest” truck is 16 years old, he said, adding that the normal life of a fire truck is 10 years.

Mayor Tom Riel added that without up-to-date equipment the department may not be eligible for grant money.

The total coast of the truck and equipment is “not to exceed $523,390.61.” The money will come from the 2012 general obligation bond fund.

Council also set trick-or-treat hours for 6 to 7:30 p.m. on October 31. Kennedy, who has young children, jokingly pondered his decision before voting "yes." Riel voted "yes" despite his annual comment about believing trick-or-treating should be two hours.

Listen to the meeting here.

Pictured, Bill Leven (right presents Hauser with a gavel in appreciation for his years of service to the DBRC.
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