The City of Cuba City and the two Townships
that are part of the Cuba City Fire District have
reached an agreement on the purchase of a new
truck, for the Cuba City Fire Department.
The Cuba City Common Council has approved
the agreement, and so has the Smelser Township
Board. The Elk Grove Town Board is expected to
approve it next week.
Under the agreement, the city of Cuba City
will pay $270,000 toward the purchase of the
truck, with Smelser Township paying just under
$162,000. Elk Grove Township will have to
pay for just under $41,000. But if you do the
math, that means nearly $70,000 of the cost
of the new pumper truck is not covered.
The Pierce Pumper truck would cost just under
But that’s where the Curtis Fund…money
donated to the Cuba City Fire Department…will
make up the difference…up to $67,000.
The remaining $200 will be covered through
the sale of the fire truck, that the new one is
Still unresolved, is the dispute over the formula
for paying for new fire trucks for the Cuba City
Fire Department. It looks like the representatives
from the two Townships and the city will be
forming a committee to discuss the issue.
The present formula calls for the City of
Cuba City to cover half the cost of a new truck,
the Town of Smelser to pay 40% of the cost,
and Elk Grove Township to pay 10%.
Smelser Township officials disagree with that