Penn Township refused cash release to pay off fire truck loan

  • Source: Perry County Times
  • Published: 10/06/2018 03:46 PM

Penn Twp. supervisors -- saying they've already given enough in 2018 -- rejected Duncannon Fire Company's request for $35,000 to help pay off an equipment loan. "If we were talking $15,000, I might be persuaded, but not $35,000," said supervisors' Chairman Joe Landis at the township's Sept. 26 meeting. The discussion in Penn Twp. over the issue was at times tense. Duncannon Fire Chief Byron Worner wanted the township to release the money from the township's dedicated fire tax fund. He said there was an earlier agreement to do that so the company can pay off a $105,114 loan before it starts making payments on a new truck loan. "That money is not locked away because of unforeseen circumstances," Worner said. But the supervisors weren't budging. "There are other expenses," Landis said. "It's not only for Duncannon."


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