Service Reward Hikes on Ballot in Fire District 3
The fire district elections will be held Saturday.
In addition to asking residents to vote on the Fire District 3 budget this year, Saturday’s ballot will include a question to raise the Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP) contributions to $1,000 per firefighter.
The four districts in Bridgewater Township will be holding their individual elections Saturday to choose commissioners and request approval for their district budgets.
The polls will be open from 2 to 9 p.m.
Residents voting in the election will be asked to decide whether they would like to allow for an increase in the fixed contributions paid to deserving firefighters as part of the LOSAP, which was established in 2005.
According to the program, volunteer firefighters are rewarded with monetary prizes for their loyal, diligent and devoted services to the residents. There is a fixed annual contribution for each volunteer member that meets certain criteria.
In the question for voters, the commission is requesting approval to raise the annual amount to $1,000 for each firefighter deserving of the reward.
As for the budget itself, the request is for $864,127, with $862,627 to be raised by taxation.
In addition, residents George Jones and Ed Smith are running for two three-year seats on the commission.
District 3 is for residents living in Country Hills, Green Knoll or North Branch.
Residents can vote at the municipal building on Commons Way.