Wabash Twp. board lines up return of firefighters, whether Trustee Jennifer Teising on board or not
Wabash Township wades through an insult-filled special meeting, lands on plan to reinstate firefighters Trustee Jennifer Teising laid off in June
Update, Nov. 6: Wabash Township Trustee Jennifer Teising set a one-hour town hall for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, via Zoom to talk about future funding of the township fire department. Here’s a link to join that night. An Oct. 31 story about the township board’s budget approval, including a $500,000 transfer to clear room to rehire firefighters, appears below.
How happy was the Wabash Township Board about meeting at the last minute Saturday to push a 2022 budget out the door that didn’t, in their eyes, come up with a way to solve fire protection just west of West Lafayette?
How did Angel Valentin, board president, put it: “It’s a pretty shitty position to be in.”
But after close to three hours of back-and-forth with Trustee Jennifer Teising – including board members calling her incompetent, suggesting she resign on the spot and periodically waving in disgust as the trustee argued from a Zoom link about the process – the three board members signed off on a nearly $900,000 spending plan for 2022.
With one key stipulation.
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