As was expected, the town by resolution authorized the Fire Protection contracts with the four companies that serve Lancaster – Bowmansville, Millgrove, Twin District and Town line.
While negotiations were in progress, and delayed for language reasons, the fire companies continued to respond to emergency calls.
The two-year contract agreements call for no increase in town revenue support for fire protection. A public hearing on the matter was held at the last town board meeting. Only one resident spoke on the matter and recommended the board sign the agreement. No one from the public spoke opposing the agreement.
Supervisor Dino Fudoli declared that the fire companies understood the need for fiscal responsibility at a time when taxpayers were being overburdened and the economy was in decline. “This is great news for the taxpayers.”
The contracts are retroactive to January 1, 2012 and expire on December 31, 2013.