Staff Writer 

RS Proposes Increased Fire Company Allocation Without Raising Millage


October 19, 2023

Earlier this year the Friendship Volunteer Fire Company asked the Roaring Spring Borough Council to include a 1-mill tax increase in its 2024 budget to help fund the fire department. Citing increased costs, dwindling contributions, and equipment that will need to be replaced soon, the fire company said it needs a steadier and more reliable stream of funding to help keep the doors to the fire hall open.

The idea of a millage increase was first presented to council at its April meeting when Friendship Chief James Musselman, who also holds a seat on council, presented his colleagues with a com...

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