In Farmington on Tuesday morning, David Hanson, left, waits for Doug Oliver to deposit his ballot on the firetruck referendum. Also pictured is ballot clerk Bonnie Baker. Pam Harnden/Franklin Journal Buy this Photo

FARMINGTON — Residents voted 564 to 103 on Tuesday to spend $800,000 to replace a firetruck for the Farmington Fire Rescue Department.

Ballot Clerk Shane Cote said a total of 671 votes were cast, with four blank.

Of the approved amount, $500,000 will be borrowed and the rest will come from the firetruck reserve account.

The total cost for the 10-year bond is estimated at $582,500.

In October, Capt. Tim D. Hardy said the firetruck would replace Engine 1, a 2002 rescue pumper that has had corrosion and electrical issues for a few years.

The new truck is a rescue-style pumper that carries all team rescue equipment and has fire-suppression capabilities.

Hardy estimated it will take about a year before the new firetruck arrives.

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