PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Monday approved the purchase of a new vehicle for the city's fire department.
Chief Tom Fieffer said the lowest bidder was Lakeshore Ford of Burns Harbor for a 2014 Ford Explorer for $28,757.
Fieffer said the funding from the vehicle comes from $30,000 transferred from the street department to the fire department. The new vehicle will be driven by an assistant chief. The old vehicle will be given to the street department.