Deerfield Township supervisors reviewed information from a meeting with the local fire department at the Oct. 6 meeting.
Fire department members, attorneys and supervisors met to reach an agreement concerning the lack of a contract between the township and the Knoxville Fire Department.
Without a contract, the supervisors and the department have struggled with the billing of calls that the department responded to in the township.
Issues arose when the township requested asked for documentation on how the township’s donation to the department was used. The township was paying $1,500 annually at the time.
Without the documentation, the township declined to provide any more funding as the township law requires documentation of funds spent by the township.
With no contract, the department charged the township when it responded to calls.
An offer was proposed for the township to pay $5,000 for 2019, $5,000 for 2020 and $15,000 in 2021. The groups continue to negotiate.
Deerfield Township received $4,140.94 in Firemen’s Relief Funds. Law requires those funds to be turned over to the fire company providing services to the township within 60 days of receipt. The township does not have a contract with a local fire department.
Supervisors approved two subdivisions for Rick Leach and Carl Showers.
The board learned from Larson Design Group that the bridge on the Doan Road was inspected.
Since repairs have been completed, the inspection schedule has changed from every six months to every two years.
The next Deerfield Township supervisors’ meeting is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 2, a change due to the election.