Police & Fire

Fire District Budgets Pass in All Four Districts in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The results from the Feb. 20 fire district elections are in, and the budgets in all four districts passed despite low turnout numbers.

In fire district one, which is the Martinsville Fire Company, there were a total of 70 votes cast, with the budget passing, 59–10.

The total appropriations in the budget are $513,658, with $507,219 to be raised by taxation.

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Commission candidates Anthony Natalizio and Anthony Patullo earned 66 and 58 votes, respectively, to win re-election.

In district two, which is the Bradley Gardens Fire Company, there were 95 votes cast in favor of the budget, 31 against and two abstentions.

The budget is now set at $476,799. It includes $433,119 to be raised by taxation, and total appropriations of $476,119.

Incumbent candidates Joe Langon and Gloria Langon earned 122 and 102 votes, respectively. They defeated Kevin Kurzweil, who received 40 votes.

In district three, which is Green Knoll, incumbent candidates Ed Smith and Doug Larson each received 93 votes.

As for the budget, it passed by a vote of 83–23.

The budget is now set at $899,007 in total appropriations, with $897,000 to be raised through taxation. 

Smith said the turnout was definitely lighter than usual. In past years, he said, they have had more than 200 voters showing up.

In district four, which is Finderne, the budget passed by a vote of 27–1. The total budget is now set at $591,890, with $556,701 to be raised by taxes.

Candidates Paul Orloff and Anthony Ranallo were re-elected with votes of 28 and 27, respectively.

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