The City Fire Bureau will write a letter of intent to the Governor’s Service Center on the intergovernmental agreement with Old Lycoming Township Volunteer Fire Co.
The city council approved Fire Chief Sam Aungst’s request to hopefully have a member of the center to facilitate meetings on the 23-year agreement signed in 1999.
Discussions may include more funding options and ways to bring in more interested passengers to accompany firefighters on calls in the fire truck the township provides with the township station in exchange for two paid municipal firefighters.
The alliance has provided expanded and faster services to residents of the West End for over two decades.
He puts two city firefighters at the township fire station and the township provides the fire truck.
Councilman Jon Mackey, chair of the public safety committee, said he hoped this step would address any current issues faced by alliance members such as insurance, liability and potential grants and funding sources.
Recent firefighter graduates include: Richonne Johnson, Casey Lowmiller, Nathan Katzmaier and Matthew Swartz.
The Board has approved a resolution to accept a 2021 State Fire Grant in the amount of $15,000 which will be used as the final payment for a 2018 vehicle. This leaves approximately $1,004 on the balance
The council approved the resolution authorizing the sale of a motor vehicle by the city through Public Surplus.com – a 2007 model.
The council created an ordinance creating a volunteer position of police chaplain within the Williamsport Police Bureau.
When asked by Councilman Vince Pulizzi about when the chaplain would be available, Police Chief Justin Snyder said he hoped the candidate would be selected within a week or so.
The Board approved a resolution for a consulting agreement between the Williamsport Police Bureau and the PA Association of Chiefs of Police for a change in the cost of this member overseeing promotional testing; it went from $1,500 to $1,800.
Council passed a resolution to approve the City’s partnership with STEP AmeriCorps for seven Recreation Department members for summer camp activities. The costs were waived this year and covered by pandemic relief.