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Voters in Fleming Fire District vote down spending limit boost, rescue pumper purchase

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Fleming Fire District’s special election on Tuesday saw a low turnout, with only a little over 10% of the town’s registered voters participating.

The Auburn Citizen reports that, of the seven resolutions proposed, two key ones faced rejection: the plan to raise the district’s annual spending limit to $450,000 for the next 25 years, and the proposed $1.1 million purchase of a rescue pumper.


The spending cap increase was narrowly voted down, 110 to 96, while the pumper purchase was declined by a margin of 97 to 105.

However, resolutions including the procurement of a new tanker and a used ladder truck were approved, as were three resolutions introducing capital reserve funds for buildings, equipment, and vehicles.

This special election came after the Fleming town board decided in March to merge two fire protection districts into a single district. Despite this merger, both fire departments will remain active.