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VFDs respond to tabled fire tax in Worth Twp.

WORTH TWP — Representatives from local fire departments reacted Tuesday to the supervisors’ decision to table a proposed fire tax that would have benefited their departments.

Representatives from Slippery Rock, Portersville-Muddy Creek and Scott Township volunteer fire departments all attended the meeting to further stress their services’ need for funds.

The implementation of a fire tax had been tabled until further notice.

Fred Brezel, chairman of the board, said the supervisors chose not to implement the fire tax this year, but intend to instead give each of the three departments a $10,000 contribution for 2022.

“They need it,” Brezel said. “We can’t incorporate the fire tax at this time; I think it’d be a burden on our township residents. It’d be an impact they couldn’t cope with at this time.”

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