City of Lincoln
2006 Media Releases
Mayor Coleen J. Seng and the City Law Department announced today that E-One, the manufacturer of the City’s five new fire trucks, will retrofit the fire trucks at no expense to the City to correct items that did not meet City specification. Once the vehicles are brought into compliance, the City will calculate the liquidated damages and seek payment of the amount calculated. The Law Department negotiated the agreement during meetings with E-One and EDM, Inc., a Lincoln truck dealer, about deficiencies with the new trucks.
The deficiencies were identified last month after Mayor Seng directed a team of City employees to inspect the five trucks the City had in its possession. The report identified 52 items that did not appear to meet the City specifications. Some were minor, but others were major, such as the number of cross members, which provide stability for the frames of the trucks.
The city has resolved the majority of the 52 item in dispute. Of the major items, E-One has agreed to fix the following serious deviations:
Mayor Seng said the Lincoln Police Department continues its investigation into whether any laws were violated, and the City-County Personnel Department continue its investigation into whether any personnel rules were violated. Last week, the Mayor announced that the City has contracted with Talent Plus, a global human resources consulting firm based in Lincoln, to conduct a management assessment of the Lincoln Fire and Rescue Department.