The Newburg Board of Aldermen discussed Tuesday what to do with the town's fire truck and fire equipment now that the city no longer has a fire department.
In September, the board voted to contract with nearby Doolittle Rural Fire Protection District and in doing so effectively dissolved their volunteer fire squad.
In their discussion with a representative from the Doolittle fire department, the board members agreed that the City of Doolittle should be the first one to take a look at the truck and see if it would be interested in buying it.
The board also talked about possibly putting fire protection gear and some other related items up for sale or auction. They agreed to look into researching the value of their fire department inventory before taking action.
Also at the meeting, Mayor James Poucher was pleased to announce that Newburg was approved for $105,757 of economic development assistant program funding from the Delta Regional Authority.
In 2000, Congress established the Delta Regional Authority to enhance economic development and improve the quality of life for the hard-working residents of the Delta region.
The Delta Regional Authority serves 252 U.S. counties in parts of eight southern states.
The money will be used to repair a number of infrastructure spots in Newburg that were damaged or destroyed because of flooding in August.
The money will come from a grant proposal which was put together by Archer-Elgin Engineering, Surveying and Architecture of Rolla.
In other news, a representative from Integrity Engineering of Rolla gave a brief report on what needs to be done to get the city's water system overhauled.
Finally Police Chief Chris Finch noted that he is continuing to work on clearing brush.