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Supervisors Hear Both Sides of Floyd Township Fire Protection Contract Dispute

The Floyd County Board of Supervisors listened in a mediation role to both sides of a contract dispute between Floyd Township and Floyd Community Volunteer Fire Department earlier this week. 

The official contract for the fire department to provide the township with fire protection expired June 30th. The fire department wants a new contract with a $17,000 increase to help cover increased costs of providing the service. Township trustees have countered that they are locked in with their budget of $38,000, the same as the previous contract and what they approved after failing to hear from the fire department prior to setting their budget. 

Concerns and questions of the past arrangement between the two entities were expressed Monday, but Assistant County Attorney Randy Tilton urged both parties to move on.

Tilton recommended that representatives from the township and the fire department get together to hammer out a new contract.

Until a new agreement is reached, Charles City Fire Chief Eric Whipple said his department is willing to provide fire protection services, but they can’t continue long term without a contract. 

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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