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Carmel Town Board Could Increase Mahopac FD Payment

A Mahopac firetruck is driven through the fire department's dress parade.
A Mahopac firetruck is driven through the fire department's dress parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

CARMEL, N.Y. -- The Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department may be getting some more funds from the Carmel  Town Board.

The Carmel Town Board is discussing increasing its contribution to the fire department, whose finances were left depleted after former treasurer Michael Klein admitted to embezzling $5.5 million.

In the 2018 proposed budget, the town would contribute $1.2 million, the same as last year. Following Klein's arrest, the town cut the fire department's funding by $500,000.

The fire department needs additional funds to make repairs to its substation and headquarters and lease two new pumper tankers and is seeking an additional $200,000, according to the Putnam Examiner.

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