Township Keeps Firefighters On The Job

Dec 28, 2012

Orange Township trustees have saved the jobs of firefighters and paramedics by using money meant for new snowplows and tree removal to pay their salaries.

Trustees in the Delaware County Township say the move will save 22 jobs for at least five months. Voters in November rejected a 7.8 mill property tax levy to pay for fire services. Trustees had planned to return to the ballot with a 2 mill levy in February, but elections officials said the request was filed after the deadline. The Township has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to order the levy be placed on the ballot.