An assessment of the City of Ketchikan fire department’s emergency response apparatus has been conducted, although an optional additional cost is in front of the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday.

The approximately $1,600 would allow a representative of Emergency Service Consulting International to travel to Ketchikan to present the completed report to the council. The report should be done by mid-July, according to a memo from City Manager Karl Amylon.

The assessment’s cost was about $8,500.

The council decided to get the assessment before buying new emergency vehicles, to determine whether refurbishing current vehicles was a worthwhile option.

Also on the agenda is approval of design, permitting and planning for maintenance work on the downtown cruise dock. That work involves cathodic protection and coating repairs. Moffatt & Nichol’s estimated costs are about $83,000.

Thursday’s meeting starts at 7 p.m. in city council chambers at City Hall. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.