Council OKs fire resolution, dispatches to Statehouse

Council OKs fire resolution, dispatches to Statehouse


UMBERLAND - The General Assembly's legal right to summarily dissolve Cumberland's four fire districts remained a question for some at mid-week as the town's officials awaited the final draft of the legislation that proponents say will unify this town's firefighting services.

State Rep. Karen MacBeth of Cumberland, who expressed hesitation late last week over the emerging plan, told The Breeze Monday she's seeking the advice of lawyer.

But once convinced it's legal, she said, she'll be on board with consolidation legislation even though she's hearing some residents express concerns about future fire tax bills.

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