The town meeting is underway and they moved it to the large 2nd floor meeting room because there are over 150 people here. The fire company is here to see if the commissioners will approve the rezoning of some properties adjacent to its fire station on Newark Avenue. Singerly wants the zoning changed from R-1 (residential) to C-2 (general commercial) so an addition can be built on the station. It was built in 1970 and the demands have increased singificaintly over the past four decades.
Commissioner Storke and Mayor Fisona, both long time members of the fire company, have recused themselves since they both volunteer with the organization. Neither receives any compensation for their work with the fire company. But the issue of conflict of interest is something that had the attention of the town after the Ethics Commission determined that Commissioner Jablonski should not vote on matters involving the Elkton Alliance where she is the Main Street Manager.
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