2011-11-26 / News

Licking Township adds two firefighters

By Charles Prince

JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees Monday night unanimously approved two applications to join the Licking Township Fire Company.

Jeffrey Freeman is rejoining the company as he has returned to the area. Joseph Bowman V is also joining the company. He already has a professional firefighter card and a basic EMT certification.

Fire Chief Mike Wilson told trustees he is working on the fire/ EMS service renewal contracts with Bowling Green and Franklin townships. He expressed some concern about the impact on Franklin Township after voters there rejected a plan to turn a two-mill fire levy into a permanent levy. Wilson is currently costing out the company services to Franklin Township.

“I’m sure there will be an adjustment,” he told trustee.

Trustee President Joe Hart said some Franklin Township residents had approached him with some questions about the fire levy. He said most of their opposition was based on turning a limited term levy into a permanent one.

“They didn’t have a lot of the facts,” he added. Hart referred them to Wilson to get contract details.

Trustees also unanimously agreed to pay The Shelly Company $237,176.88 for this year’s road resurfacing projects. The amount includes completely rebuilding Amherst Drive in Harbor Hills. Hart said there wasn’t any base under the former concrete roadway. It now has base, complete with drainage pipes along both sides of the roadway.

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