(WGEM) — The Tri-Township Fire Department is asking voters to help raise the tax levy for operational funds.
Tri-Township Fire Department Chief Tom Bentley says it’s something they have not done for 13 years.
The April 2 ballot will show the tax percentage range to raise from 30 cents to 40 cents per $100,000 assessed value. However, Bentley says they would only raise it from 30 cents to 31 cents.
Bentley says the extra money would help them maintain their equipment at the fire department.
“For everybody here, I mean, they hope they never have to call us for anything, but when they do they want to make sure when we pull up in a fire truck that it’s working properly, that all of our guys are trained on how to use that and so we can provide that level of service,” said Bentley
Bentley says next year they want to purchase new air packs for the firefighters because the ones they currently use will be expiring.