Voters approved budgets in both township fire districts Saturday, translating to small tax increases for property owners.
In Fire District 1, the budget passed by a vote of 103-44. Incumbent Charles Schuster and newcomer Bradley J. Kenney won seats on the board of fire commissioners, each receiving 126 votes.
The total budget for Fire District 1 is $2.27 million, of which $1.77 million will be raised by taxation—an increase of just $767 from 2012, according to administrator Chris Chesner.
Residents approved Fire District 2's budget by a wide margin, 106-16, according to unofficial results. Incumbent Jacqueline Grant and newcomer William Ruggiano won three-year terms on the district's board of fire commissioners, defeating newcomer Jonathan Tabaco.
District 2's budget is $702,612, an increase of $6,374 (or 0.9 percent) from 2012, said administrator Liz Booth.
Voters in District 2 also approved the repaving of the parking lot of the Lenola Fire Station at a cost not to exceed $70,000, as well as the purchase of a replacement vehicle for the fire official at a cost up to $38,000.