SELINSGROVE — Dauntless Hook & Ladder Ambulance League will purchase a used vehicle for a fraction of the cost of a new vehicle.

The borough council approved the purchase of a 2013 ambulance at a cost of $48,000, compared to what council member Bobbi Owens said would be $200,000 for a new vehicle.

The league recently learned that its oldest vehicle in the fleet, a 1997 model, failed the inspection and would require costly repairs.

To pay for the used vehicle, the league said it would cover $16,000 it has in reserves and requested $25,000 from the Gelnett Trust Fund. 

The council approved the fund request and, at Owens' recommendation, agreed to pitch in the remaining $7,000 from the borough's general fund.

— MARCIA MOORE

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