"No Play, Then No Pay"
CASS TOWNSHIP IN SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pennsylvania, went to court two weeks ago and asked the judge to shut down the Duncott Hose Co. and return their treasury to the township. The Republican Herald reported:
In a five-page petition, the township alleged that the company no longer fights fires and, therefore, has no right to keep the money in its relief fund, which is supposed to be used for buying firefighting equipment.
"Members of Duncott Hose Company (are) not responding to fires in and around Duncott or Cass Township in general," the petition reads in part. The township asked the court to order the company to return all money in the fund to the township, bar the company from transferring any other assets and appoint a receiver to inventory those assets and merge the company with another in the township.
In the petition, Cass alleged that the company incorporated June 8, 1959, for the purpose of fighting and preventing fires. The company has received money from the township for the Firemen's Relief Fund and other purposes, according to the petition.
"Duncott Hose Company has solicited funds from the residents of Cass Township to support the hose company and its purposes," the petition reads in part. However, the company ceased being an active volunteer fire company several years ago, according to the petition. In spite of that, the company has kept all the money in the fund even after the township sent a letter to it Jan. 10 asking that the money be returned to it, the petition reads in part.
Where equipment checks are but a memory…
(photo by Dave Perez)
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