Vandalia gets new medic unit


By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@aimmediamidwest.com



The Vandalia Division of Fire recently received delivery of a new heavy-duty medic unit that was on display prior to Monday’s city council meeting.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

The Vandalia Division of Fire recently received delivery of a new heavy-duty medic unit that was on display prior to Monday’s city council meeting.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Vandalia City Council members Richard Herbst and Candice Farst get a tour of the Vandalia Division of Fire’s new medic unit prior to Monday’s city council meeting.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

VANDALIA — The City of Vandalia recently took delivery of a new medic unit for use by the Division of Fire which was on display prior to Monday’s city council meeting.

The medic, which cost nearly $235,000, features a heavy-duty chassis which is designed to extend the life of the vehicle 3-5 years beyond the 2008 medic that is being replaced. The heavier-duty vehicle will also reduce maintenance costs during the lifetime of the vehicle.

The medic unit was purchased by Horton Emergency Vehicles.

The council also approved a planned renovation at Monroe Federal Savings Bank located at 264 E. National Road. The changes will move the bank’s drive-thru to the rear of the property and closes off the west-bound approach off of Kenbrook Drive.

The driveway off of National Road will also be widened to accomodate two-way traffic.

In other action, council approved:

  • The purchase of $44,000 worth of equipment to upgrade the city’s network switches, battery backup units, and a fiber optic cable between the Justice Center and the Municipal Building.
  • Approved a letter of intent with the Midwest Sculpture Initiative for the placement of an eight-piece temporary sculpture exhibit at the Vandalia Art Park from May 2018 to April 2019. The proposal will cost up to $15,000 with costs split between the Cultural Arts Fund and the Public Art in Vandalia Fund.
  • Approved an application for funding through the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) for the reconstruction of Northwoods Boulevard between I-75 and Dixie Drive in fiscal year 2023. The total estimated cost of the project is $4 million with $1.25 million coming from the City of Vandalia and the remaining coming from the MVRPC, the Ohio Public Works Commission, and federal sources.

The council adjourned into an executive session to discuss the possible sale of real property on a 6-0 vote. Councilman Richard Herbst abstained from the vote.

The Vandalia City Council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, October 16 at 7 p.m. A study session will be held prior to the meeting at a time to be determined.

Additionally, Council will meet for 2018 budget review meetings on Monday, October 9 from 3 – 5 p.m., Thursday, October 12 and Tuesday, October 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at a place to be announced.

All meetings are open to the public.

The Vandalia Division of Fire recently received delivery of a new heavy-duty medic unit that was on display prior to Monday’s city council meeting.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/10/web1_Medic1-1.jpgThe Vandalia Division of Fire recently received delivery of a new heavy-duty medic unit that was on display prior to Monday’s city council meeting. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

The Vandalia Division of Fire recently received delivery of a new heavy-duty medic unit that was on display prior to Monday’s city council meeting.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/10/web1_Medic2-1.jpgThe Vandalia Division of Fire recently received delivery of a new heavy-duty medic unit that was on display prior to Monday’s city council meeting. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Vandalia City Council members Richard Herbst and Candice Farst get a tour of the Vandalia Division of Fire’s new medic unit prior to Monday’s city council meeting.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/10/web1_Medic3-1.jpgVandalia City Council members Richard Herbst and Candice Farst get a tour of the Vandalia Division of Fire’s new medic unit prior to Monday’s city council meeting. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Darrell Wacker at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Darrell Wacker at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.