Speech to Text for Wabash township trustee proposing tax increase for next year
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3 the wabash township trustee is proposing a property tax increase starting next year. she says it's to benefit the township's volunteer fire department. township trustee jennifer(tie-sing) teising says the department is five years behind in hiring staff. and it's running low on resources. the proposal includes using the tax increase to employ more full-time and part-time firefighters. it'll also help provide retirement and health insurance benefits, which they don't currently have. fire chief ed ward says this is necessary for all the work his team puts in. 3<we've almost gotten to good at what we do as volunteers. they've gotten to good at covering all the calls and running all the apparatuses, stuff that career departments, those guys get paid to do, and sometimes it's a struggle.> the wabash township public hearing will be held at the wabash township fire station next tuesday.it's unclear how much the tax hike would be but it would only affect the residents not living in west lafayette city limits. 3 in a separate tax