Johnsburg fighting fire company issues on two fronts

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— The town’s code currently allows roads to have a grade of 12 percent and a minimum width of 20 feet and the engineer for the Ward Hill project said he designed the project to conform to the town code as currently constituted. Some residents of the neighborhood attending the Planning Board meeting questioned what would happen should a fire break out in the proposed subdivision if the chief refuses to send in fire crews.

“What can the Town Board do to be sure residents are served by the fire district they are paying for?” Olesheski asked.

Vanselow said that he had discussed the situation with the Bakers Mills chief as well as with county officials and there appears to be some confusion regarding what the acceptable standard is and whether the town code is compatible.

“We need to do a little more research,” Vanselow said, adding that the town may or may not need to amend its code.

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