NJ fire station closed “in best interest of community”, council says
BUENA – Buena Fire District 1, also known as Landisville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co., was dissolved by Buena Borough Council at a special meeting on Monday due to ongoing violations.
According to the meeting agenda, an audit of the company by an external CPA firm revealed “violations of statutory obligations and duties by the Council of Fire Commissioners in the operation and administration of the funds of the Borough of Buena Fire District # 1” .
The company concluded that it would be in the borough’s interest, both from the point of view of public safety and from a financial perspective, to dissolve fire company 1. The other fire company in the he borough, Minotola Fire Department, also known as Fire Company 2, had already prepared a plan for its taking additional cover.
The order approved by the council also transferred all funds, equipment and property to the fire company 2.
Trying to save the fire station
Members of Fire Company 1 watched the meeting online at the fire station and asked the council to give him more time to correct his issues, according to the cover of the Vineland Daily Journal Of the reunion. The video of the meeting is not easily accessible on the borough’s website.
Firefighters were hoping the fire station would reopen after six problems, according to the Daily Journal, but the borough said it lacked documents to prove that two members were certified and that the meeting to dissolve the station had been set.
Supporters of the fire station told the Daily Journal that they are planning a recall election for Mayor David Zappariello and council members on the grounds that closing the fire station was not in the best interest of the community .
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