Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fire Commissioners Vote Results

Congratulations to the 430 Hillsborough residents who voted in the 2009 Board of Fire Commissioners elections.

The proposed $1.5 million fire commission budget passed 351-54. Additionally, voters approved the purchase of new portable radios, mobile radios and base stations with a cost to not exceed $500,000 by 331-78 and authorized sharing the purchase of a new tanker truck with Neshanic Fire Company for an amount to not exceed $212,500 by 322-86.

The two three-year open positions on the Board of Fire Commissioners went to incumbent Robert Uniszkiewicz and newcomer Greg Kane.

The vote totals for the five candidates for commissioner were Gary Chapman - 51, Greg Kane - 236, Mohammed Khashab - 95, Nick Speciale - 149, and Robert Uniszkiewicz - 165.

Thank you to all the candidates for your time and interest in the Board in addition to your years of service as volunteer firefighters.

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