Hamlet Town Council Finalizes Funding Share for Fire Department Breathing Equipment

The Hamlet Town Council took action related to a couple of equipment purchases last week. The town has agreed to chip in funding to upgrade the breathing equipment used by the Hamlet-Davis Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Council members passed a resolution to allow almost $3,700 of the town’s Economic Development Income Tax Fund to go toward the purchase of 10 air tanks that are part of the self-contained breathing apparatus. Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts said the fire department has already purchased the equipment. The resolution just finalizes the town’s share of the funding.

The town council also agreed to let Street Superintendent Kevin Leinbach buy a pull-behind salt spreader for a cost of $1,750. Part of the reason for the purchase is that the town’s dump truck is currently out of service.