Merged fire company gets bigger funding share

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Hamilton Township has again changed its philosophy on splitting funding among the three fire companies serving the township. Full Story
Fed-Up

Shippensburg, PA

#1 Sep 15, 2010
Perhaps Cumberland Township should be asked what happens to their Relief Money....there is one Fire Department in that serves 30% of that township that receives NOTHING from them. Not even a annual donation!!!!
Reason

York, PA

#2 Sep 15, 2010
So nothing is different than before the merger, except one larger check is cashed? Either way, it was still an even distribution.

Wasnt Hamilton Twp the township that donated the least to New Oxford years ago because Ms. Egger seemed to know more about the fire service than the firemen did?
confused

Carlisle, PA

#3 Sep 15, 2010
i am not a math whiz but if the township was dividing up $14,000 evenly between 4 companies they each got $3,500. Now they are dividing it between 3 companies and saying they are giving United more because they service a bigger area so they are giving them $7,000. Let's see $3,500 for New Oxford and $3,500 for Abbottstown i believe that makes $7,000. So they aren't getting any more then before they merged. Oh i guess i am more of a math whiz then i thought.
Irony

Hanover, PA

#4 Sep 16, 2010
Read a little closer math whiz and you will see the article referenced the volunteer firemans relief funds that come from the state and not the annual allocation that comes from the township coffers. But good job on the numbers anyway. In reference to Cumberland Township,its as shame that there are still municipalities in the great commonwealth of Pennsylvania that still shirk their duties as outlined in the PA Township code. In the end it will be the residents that will pay for the lack of service because their local municiplaities thought it more important that the volunteers spend a majority of their time fundraising and running calls rather than training and running calls. I urge anyone on here to stop by their local municipalty and ask any of the supervisors or borough counsel members about their experience in the fire service or what NFPA compliance and the danger/liability of being sued because something happened at an emergency incident and the root of the cuase was becuase the local deppartment had to choose between fundraising or training to keep their doors open. See what your answer is? And bring that answer back here and post. At any rate though, kodus to Hamilton Township!
confused wrote:
i am not a math whiz but if the township was dividing up $14,000 evenly between 4 companies they each got $3,500. Now they are dividing it between 3 companies and saying they are giving United more because they service a bigger area so they are giving them $7,000. Let's see $3,500 for New Oxford and $3,500 for Abbottstown i believe that makes $7,000. So they aren't getting any more then before they merged. Oh i guess i am more of a math whiz then i thought.
confused

Carlisle, PA

#5 Sep 17, 2010
so "irony" what does Cumberland Township have to do with the article. What difference does it make if the money is relief or from their own coffers the numbers are still the same. They still did not recieve any more money then before.
resident

Mount Holly Springs, PA

#6 Sep 17, 2010
confused wrote:
so "irony" what does Cumberland Township have to do with the article. What difference does it make if the money is relief or from their own coffers the numbers are still the same. They still did not recieve any more money then before.
That is exactly right. But the whole point is that Hamilton Township REDUCED the money last year and the merged company was shortchanged. The township has now made that right. Thanks supervisors! You are listening to the people.
Irony

Waynesboro, PA

#7 Sep 18, 2010
See post # 1 for the Cumberland Twp reference. Otherwise, My bad for miss understanding your point.
confused wrote:
so "irony" what does Cumberland Township have to do with the article. What difference does it make if the money is relief or from their own coffers the numbers are still the same. They still did not recieve any more money then before.

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