Fire district votes Saturday

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MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Voters will cast ballots for fire commissioners and fire district budgets on Saturday.

Fire district elections have the lowest turnout at the polls compared to the primary and general elections. Polls open from 2-9 p.m. Feb. 16.

Most of the candidates are seeking three-year terms. The budgets range from$152,119 to $1.168 million.

A fire district in Dennis Township has an additional question for voters, asking them to approve buying a new fire truck.

In Middle Township, Michael Butterfield and Philip N. Winter are running for two fire commissioner seats on Fire District No. 1. Also up for a vote is $1.168 million in taxation to fund the fire district.

For Middle Township Fire District No. 2, Jean M. Zimmerman and Salvatore J. De Zimone are seeking two seats. A $536,800 budget will be voted on.

Edward J. Lord Jr. and Clay Simmons are candidates for the two spots on Fire District No. 3. Voters will be asked to decide on a $439,326 budget.

At Fire District No. 4, David Ennis is running for the lone seat. Also up for a vote will a $152,119 budget.

In Dennis Township, John Berg and Edward Guest are seeking two, three-year terms on Fire District No. 1, where Thomas Carroll seeks a one year term and Wayne Matthews, two. A $368,000 budget will also be up for vote.

For Fire District No. 2, Carla A. Coffey and Kyle Prosser are running for two seats. Voters will be asked to being taxed $246,025 to support a $247,100 budget.

Also decided on will be the fire district to purchase a 1,200-gallon rescue firefighting truck with equipment not to be more than $490,000.

William P. Hilton Jr. is running for the lone seat on Fire District No. 3. Voters will also be asked to approve $157,905 in taxation to fund the fire district’s budget.

– Alex Davis

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