Ypsilanti City Manager Ralph Lange's proposed 2014-15 and 2015-16 budgets include $3 million for the fire department.
Some of that money would be used to repair and department's leaky roof. The plan is to install solar panels on the roof as the repairs are completed. It's estimated the panels could save the city $20-thousand a year in electricity costs.
Grants and other funding will be sought to replace aging extrication gear and buy a new fire truck.