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Small Tax Increases in Fire District Budgets

The polls open at 2 p.m. Saturday. Read on to find out where and what you're voting for.

Small Tax Increases in Fire District Budgets Small Tax Increases in Fire District Budgets Small Tax Increases in Fire District Budgets

Both of Moorestown's fire districts impose only minor tax increases in the budgets that will go before voters on Saturday.

The total budget for Fire District 1 is $2.27 million, of which $1.77 million will be raised by taxation—an increase of just $767 from 2012, according to administrator Chris Chesner. 

Additionally, two people are running for two open seats on the board of fire commissioners: incumbent Charles Schuster and Bradley J. Kenney.

Over in District 2, voters will be asked to OK $702,612, an increase of $6,374 (or 0.9 percent) from 2012, said administrator Liz Booth.

Three people are running for two open seats on the District 2 Board of Fire Commissioners: incumbent Jacqueline M. Grant and newcomers William F. Ruggiano and Jonathan Tabaco. The terms are for three years.

Voters in District 2 will also be asked to approve the repaving of the parking lot of the Lenola Fire Station at a cost not to exceed $70,000, as well as the purchase of a replacement vehicle for the fire official at a cost up to $38,000. Funding for both expenses will be provided from the unrestricted reserve fund balance, Booth explained.

Due to the fact that the township just went through a reassessment, the exact tax rate for each district can't yet be calculated, since it will likely change as a result of the reassessment.

The polls open at 2 p.m. Saturday and close at 9 p.m. District 1 votes at the firehouse on Main Street, while District 2 voters should head to the Lenola Fire Hall on Lenola Road.

For more information about the District 1 budget,  visit their website or check out the attached PDF. 

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