|The West End Fire Company in Stowe is facing a list of operational challenges, including losing the confidence of West Pottsgrove Township officials.|
It's been more than six months since the borough was contacted by West Pottsgrove Township officials about a formal arrangement for fire protection.
As has been reported previously, the West End Fire Company, which is the official fire protection for the township, has experienced, shall we say, some operational difficulties.
But after six months, and a recent meeting at which officials decided to set up a committee to further look at the issue, Pottstown's patience is wearing thin, as was evidenced Wednesday during council's work session.
Borough Manager Justin Keller told council an 18-month agreement to provide fire services to West Pottsgrove has been drawn up and delivered to township officials, "which West Pottsgrove has not acted upon."
The latest public action by township officials was a well-attended meeting last month at which, after a shower of commentary in support of the West End Fire Company, the commissioners announced a committee would be formed to see if a way forward could be found.
Last month, West Pottsgrove Township officials,
in the foreground, held a three-hour meeting about
the continued viability of the West End Fire Company.
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