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File #: 21-0871    Version: 1 Name: 6/7/21 Resolution for Sale of Antique Fire Engine
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/7/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/7/2021 Final action: 6/7/2021
Enactment date: 6/7/2021 Enactment #: R-21-197
Title: Resolution to Approve the Purchase and Sale Agreement of Antique 1927 American LaFrance Fire Engine to Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center ($1.00)
Attachments: 1. Sale and Purchase Agreement - Michigan Firehouse Museum 4-23-2021 CLEAN.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve the Purchase and Sale Agreement of Antique 1927 American LaFrance Fire Engine to Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center ($1.00)
Memorandum
Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center in Ypsilanti approached the fire department about acquiring our 1927 American LaFrance fire engine.

This antique fire engine has been in the underground parking deck at Station 1 for the last three years. Prior to that, it was in the Station 1 mechanic's bay for over a decade, where it was being damaged by normal daily mechanic activities.

Established as a 501c3 non-profit in 1999, the Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center's mission is to enhance the appreciation of firefighting history through engaging and informative exhibits, as well as teaching and promoting fire safety and prevention. The museum does not intend a full restoration as it is rare to find a vehicle of this age with original lettering and paint. They plan to have the engine and pump in working condition instead of cosmetic restoration.
This Purchase and Sale Agreement keeps this piece of history in Washtenaw County and will allow for public enjoyment. Additionally, should the Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center ever decide to part with it, the Ann Arbor Fire Department would have first right of refusal.
The fire department does not have the space, funding, nor personnel available to properly restore and house this vehicle for public enjoyment. A sale to the Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center will ensure this piece of history is available for future generations.
Staff
Prepared by: Chantel Jackson, Office Manager
Reviewed by: Mike Kennedy, Fire Chief
Approved by: Tom Crawford, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, The Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center in Ypsilanti approached the City's fire department about acquiring the 1927 American LaFrance fire engine;

Whereas, The antique fire engine has been in the underground parking d...

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