Caro area fire authority talks heat up

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Caro Fire Department responded to a call in Indianfields Township on Monday for a tree that had fallen across some live wires. Such calls could be handled by a new fire authority in the future. (Photos by Andrew Dietderich)

CARO — Officials from five townships that contract the Caro Fire Department for fire protection services are renewing contracts expiring June 30 – and continue developing plans for a new fire authority, even one that could exclude Caro.

Indianfields and Almer townships have signed contracts for the new contract year and Caro Mayor Richard Pouliot said Monday he expects Ellington, Juniata and Wells to soon follow suit.

The renewed contracts started coming in after Caro City Council passed a resolution 4-1 that would have cut service to Indianfields Township if it didn’t sign the contract and pay by July 1. Officials from Indianfields didn’t want to sign the contract initially because they don’t want to cover the costs of any runs to the Tuscola Area Airport.

“We drew the line,” said Gordon Taggett, councilmember, Caro City Council, when the topic came up briefly during Monday’s regular council meeting. (Read full story)

(This story first appeared in the June 22, 2016 print edition of The Tuscola County Advertiser and can be read online here.)

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