Clarks Green Borough Council approved a three year contract extension with the Clarks Summit Fire Company during its monthly meeting held Wednesday, Dec. 18.
The Clarks Summit Fire Company has served as the primary responder for the borough for over 10 years, according to Keith Williams, council president. The contract is worth $14,500 a year.
Williams went on to say that the council is very happy with the job the fire company has been doing, but did consider other companies before the current contract expired on Dec. 31.
“When it came due, we were approached and asked by the Chinchilla Hose Company to consider them, and we did,” said Williams in a phone interview following Wednesday’s meeting.
Williams said the council gathered and studied information, data and statistics on both fire companies, looking at a number of factors, including response times, before a decision was made.
“In the end, we’re pleased with Clarks Summit and went with them again, but we first wanted to look closely (at both companies) and practice due diligence for the taxpayers,” said Williams.
“Both are great companies, and we’re fortunate to have both in our area. They’re a dedicated group of professionals and volunteers.”
In other business, council also approved a $1.48 million budget by a vote of 6-1.
The budget is available to view at www.clarksgreen.info.