Manchester Approves Truck, AutoPulse Purchases

The following from Maddie Jo Schultz, Times-Union Correspondent

At Wednesday night’s meeting, the North Manchester Town Council approved the purchases of a new truck for the water department and AutoPulse equipment for fire and EMS.

In old business, the Council approved the animal control ordinance amendment on third reading.

In new business, a first reading of the OJI Zoning Request ordinance amendment was approved regarding a zoning change, limited industrial to industrial, for OJI Intertech, 906 W. Hanley Road.

Town attorney Matt Mize opened water softening salt bids. There were five bids ranging from $107 to $134 per ton. The town’s current provider, Cargill Salt, has gone up from $118 to $126.09 per ton. The Council will take the bids under advisement and revisit them next month.

The water department requested a new truck to replace the 2003 model used to haul a trailer and equipment. The Council approved the purchase of a 2022 model once it becomes available from Shepherd’s Chevrolet.

Fire Chief Cam Kissinger asked the town to purchase AutoPulse, an automated resuscitation system that produces 120 compressions per minute. The Council green-lighted the equipment, which Kissinger described as “a life-saving tool” for patients in cardiac arrest.

The Council also approved a parking lot closure request for the American Legion’s motorcycle show during Summer Fest.

Clerk-Treasurer Carrie Mugford reported a town docket of $610,257.53 and a utilities docket of $238,368.25.

The Council will next meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 4.