Money from Alpena Township wallets continues to support the safety of the community, the township supervisor said Thursday.
At Tuesday’s township Board of Trustees meeting, the board voted to use $47,000 to purchase six new air packs and 12 bottles for compressed air for use by township firefighters.
The packs, which will be identical to another set purchased five years ago, will be paid for using accumulated money from a property tax for equipment passed by voters two years ago.
The 0.65-mill tax costs the owner of a $100,000 house about $32.50 a year.
The tax, used last summer for the purchase of two new ambulances and power cots, will accumulate another $675,000 over the final three years of its life, which, added to the approximately $20,000 leftover after the purchase of the air packs, should provide about $700,000 toward the department’s next big purchase, according to Nathan Skibbe, township supervisor.