Part of Clear Lake Township could be without fire protection - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Part of Clear Lake Township could be without fire protection

Posted: Updated:

A disagreement over fees could leave some residents of Clear Lake Township without fire protection this summer.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports ( Ventura Protective Association Fire Chief John Quintus says firefighters will stop responding to calls in the western half of Clear Lake Township on July 1 unless an agreement can be reached.

Quintus says the township has been paying for fire protection but since 2006 hasn't paid requested fees for vehicle and equipment replacement.

A new contract proposed by the fire district would result in the township paying nearly four times its current fee of $11,556.

Township Trustee Scott Pederson accused the fire district of using inaccurate information and "blackmail tactics" toward the township.

Pederson says the township is required to provide fire protection.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at