Wabash Township proposes increase in county’s public safety tax
Wabash Township trustee asks cities, county to expand local income tax to help township fire department cover equipment costs. Proposal stalls on first stop.
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TOWNSHIP PROPOSES INCREASE IN COUNTY’S PUBLIC SAFETY TAX
Here’s one to watch in the coming months: Wabash Township, facing bills to replace its fire department radio equipment to meet new statewide standards by 2025, is making a pitch to increase a countywide public safety income tax since 2020 so the township can get in on revenues from it.
A proposal that would have had West Lafayette endorsing the move was pulled from the August city council agenda, when James Blanco – sponsoring the measure for Wabash Township – said he wasn’t sure it had enough votes.
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