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Pearl River Hook & Ladder Wants To Add Gas Tank

The Pearl River Board of Education and administration discussed Pearl River Hook & Ladder's request to put in a diesel gas tank on its propety.

Members of the Pearl River Hook & Ladder Fire Dept. found themselves needing better access to fuel during and after Hurricane Sandy.

That led the department to approach the Pearl River School District for permission to build a 500-pound above-round diesel gas tank on the Franklin Avenue side of the building, which is on district property.

"For the second year in a row, they had a problem when a storm came," Pearl River Schools Director of Operations Quinton Van Wynen said. "They did not have an adequate amount of fuel for the trucks. It's our property. They are there on an easement. "

Members of the Pearl River Board of Education expressed concerns, including the safety of having the tank there, at Tuesday's meeting. They gave Van Wynen approval to move forward and request more information. 

Pearl River Hook & Ladder would pay for the construction and all insurance costs. The district is asking for a letter of intent from the fire district and for them to contact the district's insurance company.

"I was going to ask for a letter of intent, a drawing (of the plan) and insurance approval before they go forward," Van Wynen said. 

Check back with Pearl River Patch for more from Tuesday's meeting. 

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