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VALPARAISO | The issue of whether to form a fire territory for all of Center Township, which first came up a year ago, is back on the table and could be introduced at Monday's City Council meeting.
CROWN POINT | Center Township paid the city of Crown Point $238,600 for fire protection in 2011, the first year in which fire protection costs increased under a new contract.
Lake Ridge Fire Protection Board will meet Jan. 18, 2012.
Lake Ridge Fire Protection Board will meet Dec. 14, 2011.
As the Indiana General Assembly considers proposals to streamline local government, it should look at not just how to deliver fire protection in rural areas — a township responsibility — but also how to deliver Emergency Medical Service in those areas.
CROWN POINT | Center Township officials on Thursday ratified a fire contract extension that carries a dramatically higher price tag.
Lake Ridge Fire Protection Board will meet Oct. 12, 2011.
The creation of a new fire territory in Lake County's Center Township doesn't go far enough, but it needs to go somewhere. Township Trustee Eldon Strong needs to take that new creation out of limbo.
WEST CREEK TOWNSHIP | Impassioned speeches on both sides drew applause Monday as folks in this largely rural area alternately questioned and supported the a fire territory plan that would nearly triple the taxes they pay for ambulance and fire services.
WEST CREEK TWP. | A public hearing on creating a fire protection territory for Lowell and surrounding rural areas will be at 6 p.m. March 21 at the Lowell Middle School, 19250 Cline Ave.
SHELBY | Residents in this unincorporated community on the banks of the Kankakee River said they don't want to pay more or risk losing their identity for a fire protection territory.
CROWN POINT | A move is down to the wire to create a Crown Point fire territory by an April 1 deadline.
The value of township government is found in the vital services provided directly to its citizens at a comparatively low cost.
Amid recession, and with property tax caps in place, cities and counties across Indiana have slashed essential services such as police and fire protection. Schools have laid off teachers, increased class sizes and dropped academic programs. Libraries have closed branches and reduced hours of…
Lake Ridge Fire Protection Board will meet Dec. 8, 2010.
Lake Ridge Fire Protection District will meet April 26.
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