Plainsboro Fire District Budget Referendum Defeated

Plainsboro Fire District Budget Referendum Defeated

The referendum for the Plainsboro Fire District to raise the tax rate from $0.051 to $0.086 was defeated in the vote on Saturday, February 17th with 200 yes votes and 1091 no votes. This referendum would have raised $1.5 million to fund additional career firefighters to bring all shifts to compliance and ensure response with fully-staffed fire apparatus 100% of the time as well as necessary building and apparatus repairs.

The board of fire commissioners and staff will be working tirelessly over the next several months to ensure the best service to the community possible, as well as working with the Township on how to best lessen the blow of this defeat. “I am disappointed that the referendum did not pass, but that won’t deter us from providing the best fire protection services possible. We will move forward and reevaluate our priorities and work on educating the residents of Plainsboro Township on our future plans and needs”, says Plainsboro Board of Fire Commissioners Chairperson Bob Corriveau.