The Plain Township trustees met Jan. 20 but decided to wait until their Feb. 3 meeting to vote on a $400,000 down payment for a new Plain Township fire truck.

The Plain Township trustees met Jan. 20 but decided to wait until their Feb. 3 meeting to vote on a $400,000 down payment for a new Plain Township fire truck.

Member Dave Olmstead said he wanted to review the contract with the Sutphen Co. to make sure the bond contract confirms the delivery of the new truck.

The contract would allow the township to collect 3-percent interest on its down payment to put toward the total cost of the truck.

"My concern is ... if the Sutphen plant burned down and they are unable to deliver, we are talking about $400,000 of the township's money," Olmstead said. "Does it guarantee the delivery of the truck? The bonds, as they are written, can guarantee a variety of things."

The three trustees decided to have the township's legal counsel review the contract prior to taking the final vote.

The board also decided to dedicate a portion of its Feb. 3 meeting to discuss the Maplewood Cemetery master plan, which recently was completed by architect Kevin Hoffman.