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By Tim Leeds 

Council approves fire truck donation to wrong department

Will be on agenda again in two weeks


April 17, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

An old fire engine from the Havre Fire Department sits in the yard of the City Shop as the city prepares to donate it to Rudyard Fire Department Tuesday in Havre. Monday Havre City Council approved a resolution that incorrectly donated the engine to Kremlin. Rudyard Volunteer Fire Department will receive the truck.

When the Havre City Council approved donating a fire truck that is no longer used to the Kremlin Rural Fire District, it was voting on the wrong motion.

Havre Fire Chief Mel Paulson said Tuesday afternoon that the wrong district was listed in the resolution - the Rudyard Volunteer Fire Department was the entity that had accepted the donation.

"It's all on me," Paulson said. "... I think I had my wires crossed."

Paulson said a resolution proposing donating the truck to the Rudyard department will be on the next City Council agenda. It's next meeting is May 6.

Paulson said that after the...

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