The Alpena Fire Department could provide response services in Alpena Township today for nearly the same contract terms as proposed last year. That’s what Alpena Fire Chief Bill Forbush said Thursday after several trustees for Alpena Township said the city couldn’t man and operate the two township stations for the $400,000 fee that was considered.
Forbush was quick to point out that, as of now, there are no talks with the township about revisiting the contract. Forbush added he is unsure the Alpena Municipal Council is still supportive of the idea after the township voted the initial agreement down.
He said the fact remains the city fire department can provide improved services to township residents for less money than the township can.