Board Discusses Next Step for Local Fire Department

Money is running dry for a northern Michigan fire department after voters turned down their millage proposal. For the fourth time in less than two years, voters said no. The department was requesting a 1.5 mill. Without the millage, leaders are looking for other options to fund the Vanderbilt-Corwith Township Fire Department. The township says they have the money to operate the fire department on their own, but wouldn't be able to afford the equipment upgrades the department needs. Corwith Township and the Village of Vanderbilt plan to meet May 24th to further discuss the situation. 9&10 New's Cali O'Rourke and photojournalist Joel Deaner went to the Corwith Township Board meeting Wednesday night where the board discussed the next step.

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