Hubbard council urges revision on joint fire district plan

HUBBARD — Council members have placed an ordinance for the adoption of legislation to create a joint fire district with the township, but language in the agreement has some on council a little uneasy and calling for some changes.

The initial resolution to create the Eagle Joint Fire District called for all funds held by each municipality to operate the current volunteer fire department to be handed over to the fire district.

The city has about $95,000 to operate the current fire department, and the township has about $145,000.

Township officials, at a previous meeting, said the two municipalities should contribute equally, so they asked that the resolution stipulate an equal contribution from both municipalities — meaning the city kick in an additional $50,000 or the township contribute only $95,000.

For the complete story, see Tuesday's Vindicator and Vindy.com.

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