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Prospect fire department denied donation by Franklin supervisors, business owner steps up

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When Franklin Township supervisors declined to provide $1,800 to the Prospect Borough/Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department last week, a business owner offered to donate the money himself.

At a Monday meeting, two of the three township supervisors voted against the donation, which would have supported new fire pagers for the department.

Supervisor Nathan Wulff presented the donation request to fellow supervisors Herman Bauer Jr. and Robert Thompson, but neither seconded the motion.

Wulff said he was disappointed the other supervisors wouldn’t support the department.

“I understand where they’re coming from. We have a difference of opinion,” he said. “I’m a volunteer firefighter myself, so I know those pagers are absolutely essential.”

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