Vineland City Council to vote again on federal firefighting funding

    Vineland City Council will take a second crack at the federal grant offered for the fire department.

    Council was deadlocked in a vote last week on whether to accept the money to hire two firefighters for two years each. Many council members expressed concern over possibly having to let those firefighters go at the end of two years.
    But the Press of Atlantic City reports Fire Chief Robert Pagnini is trying to convince Council that the new hires will be able to stay by filling vacancies left by retirement and other forms of attrition.

    Last week’s 2-2 vote included the abstention of Councilman Louis Cresci, a volunteer firefighter.

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