December 4, 2013- John Pozza
BROOKVILLE- Brookville Council last night denied
a request from the fire department to transfer money to the department being
held in escrow by the borough. The Brookville Fire Company, the department's
fund raising entity, previously asked the borough to hold $55,000 in a separate
account toward the purchase of a new $1 million plus fire truck.
council's denial of the request came with a split vote, borough manager Chuck
Gable said the outcome of pending litigation between the fire company and the
fire department itself will ultimately determine which of the two
parties gets the money.
Council did approve leasing the former school
district administration building to the fire department for training and office
use. Under the lease, the fire department would be responsible for maintaining
Council also approved advertising the
borough's 2014 budget. The budget totals nearly $1.9 million but does not
include a tax increase.