City looks to cut spending due to economy

NORWICH – The uncertain nature of the economy has led many municipalities to look at spending and determine if there are any areas where they can cut back, and the City of Norwich is no different. At last week’s meeting of the Public Safety / Public Works Committee, officials said they will try to curtail all non-essential equipment expenditures due to the nature of the economy.

On Thursday, Fire Chief Tracy Chawgo went to the Public Works / Public Safety Committee to discuss the possibility of purchasing a new brush truck with a crew cab. The truck would replace an older vehicle and allow for increased seating, eliminating the need to take as many additional vehicles to the scene of brush fires.

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