Webber Township approves fire protection assessment on ballot

Webber Township will bring an assessment before voters in November for fire protection to generate funds for a fire truck and apparatus. 

Webber Township will bring an assessment before voters in November for fire protection to generate funds for a fire truck and apparatus. 

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WEBBER TWP. — The Webber Township Board is looking for support from voters to approve a fire protection assessment during the Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, election. 

During the township board meeting Thursday, Aug. 11, the board approved placing the fire protection assessment on that ballot, with the intention of getting a new fire truck and apparatus. 

Once the assessment is on the ballot, the board will adopt a resolution for no more than $25 a parcel to generate $75,000 a year per 3,000 parcels, Webber Township Supervisor Ernie Wogatzke said. 
 
“We are in desperate need of a fire truck. Our ISO has dropped because our fire truck is now old. It would cost us over $80,000 just to get it up to where it’s usable. According to the fire chief, the wiring is all bad,” Wogatzke said. 

“There is no renewal on the assessment. When it’s done, it’s done. I’m sure the public will be behind us on it. It’s going to be a necessity for us for fire protection,” he added.