Antenna on Fire Station Roof Converted to Fire Truck in the Station
A one-fire truck town in Iowa needed to add a second vehicle at a cost of $250,000. The plan was to put a sales tax increase on the ballot. If it passed, tax proceeds plus the income from the cell tower on the station roof would be used to fund the new fire truck. City officials were concerned about the risk associated with financing a vehicle with a cell tower site lease that could be cancelled by the carrier, and the tax increase was not a popular option. Md7 was able to provide $125,000 cash up-front, funding the new fire truck without raising taxes or taking a financial risk. There are now two fire trucks in the town.