During the now three-year effort to consolidate Hamilton's eight autonomous fire districts into one unified fire service, the matter has been before the township council many times - usually for discussion or debate.
Now, they have an ordinance, and a resolution.
An ordinance to dissolve the districts and create a single municipal fire department - and a resolution for the state's Local Finance Board to bless the move - is on the Hamilton council's agenda.
The measures will have their first readings at the council meeting Tuesday evening.
The target date for the district dissolutions and new department is Jan. 1, 2019.
If all is approved, and the state green lights it, the new Hamilton Fire Department will be led by a fire chief, employee about 130 firefighters and have a proposed budget of about $26 million.
Some leaders see this as progress, and positive.
More members of rescue teams from across New Jersey were deployed to assist communities that have been affected by Hurricane Florence.
New Jersey Task Force One sent 16 additional members toward North and South Carolina late Saturday night at the request of Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to a news release from the State Police.
The state also sent six rescue boats and five vehicles to assist with rescues, the release said.
On Sept. 10, the 85-member task force traveled to North Carolina and is staged in Kinston, North Carolina. An additional Task Force One member is in Columbia, South Carolina, helping rescue personnel.
The 16 additional members went to Morganton, North Carolina on Saturday.
Press of Atlantic City
Fire and police departments will once again go head to head Wednesday to try and bring in the most blood donations to benefit the American Red Cross.
The annual Battle of the Badges will take place at the Moose Lodge 216 on West End Avenue from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., when any eligible donors can give blood in the name of their favorite local firefighters or police officers.
Departments in the past have recruited family, friends, neighbors and community members to donate blood and plasma.
The fire and police departments have faced off in the annual event since 2016. The Atlantic City Police Department won bragging rights last year with the most people donating in name of the department.
Press of Atlantic City