Both of Moorestown's fire districts impose only minor tax increases in the budgets that will go before voters on Saturday.
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.
Additionally, two people are running for two open seats on the board of fire commissioners: incumbent Charles Schuster and Bradley J. Kenney.
Over in District 2, voters will be asked to OK $702,612, an increase of $6,374 (or 0.9 percent) from 2012, said administrator Liz Booth.
Three people are running for two open seats on the District 2 Board of Fire Commissioners: incumbent Jacqueline M. Grant and newcomers William F. Ruggiano and Jonathan Tabaco. The terms are for three years.
Voters in District 2 will also be asked to approve 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. Funding for both expenses will be provided from the unrestricted reserve fund balance, Booth explained.
Due to the fact that the township just went through a reassessment, the exact tax rate for each district can't yet be calculated, since it will likely change as a result of the reassessment.
The polls open at 2 p.m. Saturday and close at 9 p.m. District 1 votes at the firehouse on Main Street, while District 2 voters should head to the Lenola Fire Hall on Lenola Road.
For more information about the District 1 budget, visit their website or check out the attached PDF.