Thursday, January 26, 2006
Mabton council approves purchase of new fire truck, police
MABTON - The Mabton City Council approved two resolutions at
Tuesday night's meeting supporting the joint purchase of a new fire truck with
the county and authorizing the mayor to sign a contract to lease two police
The fire truck is being purchased by Yakima County and the
City of Mabton will pay for half of it. During its use both the county and the
City of Mabton will split the costs to maintain the fire truck. Cost of the
truck for the city will be approximately $91,000.
The two new police cars Mabton will lease will cost the city
$1,332 a month. This money has already been earmarked in the 2006 budget.
The two oldest police cars with be surplused out, leaving
the police department with four cars.
Council supports upcoming town hall meeting
MABTON - The Mabton City Council voted to support the town
hall meeting to be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at Mabton High School.
Teachers, students, school officials and the community are
invited to attend.
The council reiterated it believes the education and success
of Mabton's students is an important goal of their community.