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COURT HOUSE –Voters in Dennis, Lower, Middle and Upper townships approved all but one of the 14 fire district budgets April 20, according to results from the Cape May County Clerk’s Office (https://bit.ly/32W3pGZ).Town Bank voters rejected the budget, with 123 voting yes and 129 voting no.   

Voters inUpper Township Fire District No. 2, Tuckahoe, approved the purchase of fire apparatus not in excess of $600,000, whileGoshen voters approved the purchase of a fire truck not to exceed $360,000.

Two districts had contested races for fire commissioner.

In Middle Township Fire District No. 2, Rio Grande, John Menz received 167 votes to Kirby Stiltner’s 55, and in Middle Township Fire District No. 4, Goshen,Robert K. Goodheart III, with 62 votes, and Thomas Campbell, with 48 votes, outpolled Richard Willey, with 39 votes, with one vote going to a write-in candidate (Jeffrey Devico) and one voteto abstain.

Dennis Township

Fire District No. 1, Ocean View 

Board of Fire Commissioners, three-year term, vote for two 

Donald Tozer, 70; Jesse Gery, 64

Budget to be raised by taxation: $391,000: Yes, 60; No, 9

Fire District No. 2, Dennisville 

Board of Fire Commissioners, full, three-year term, vote for one 

Robert McClure Jr., 45 

Budget to be raised by taxation: $340,175: Yes, 42; No, 5 

Fire District No. 3, Belleplain 

Board of Fire Commissioners, full term, vote for two 

Tami Kern, 28; Joshua Pantelione, 27 

Board of Fire Commissioners, unexpired, two-year term, vote for one 

Milton Kern, 39 

Budget to be raised by taxation: $185,432.84: Yes, 30; No, 12

Lower Township 

Fire District No. 1, Villas 

Board of Fire Commissioners, three-year term, vote for two 

Linda Brannon, 142; Dale Gentek, 134; Karen Esslinger, 2 

Budget: $644,263.89 with $594,263.89 to be raised by taxation: Yes, 81; No, 78

Fire District No. 2, Town Bank 

Board of Fire Commissioners, three-year term, vote for two 

George A. Barger Jr., 224; Lewis H. Conley Jr., 232; Joseph O’Neill, 1; Robert Quinn Sr., 1; Daniel Anderson, 1; Blank, 1 

Budget: $1,275,100 with $1,015,100 to be raised by taxation: Yes, 123; No, 129 

Fire District No. 3, Erma 

Board of Fire Commissioners, three-year term, vote for two 

Gary Douglass Sr., 91; Dennis Robertson Sr., 85; Gregory Boris, 2 

Budget: $1,370,988 with $821,245 to be raised by taxation: Yes, 62; No, 36 

Middle Township 

Fire District No. 1, Court House 

Board of Fire Commissioners, three-year term, vote for two 

Keith P. Arenberg, 222; Joseph J. Trombetta, 233; Charles Marriner, 1; Tony Anzelone, 1; Kyle Lindholm, 1; David Atkinson, 1 

Budget to be raised by taxation: $1,470,838: Yes, 162; No, 93

Fire District No. 2, Rio Grande 

Board of Fire Commissioners, full, three-year term, vote for one 

Kirby Stiltner, 55; John L. Menz, 167 

Budget to be raised by taxation: $718,458.50: Yes,154; No, 61

Fire District No. 3, Green Creek 

Board of Fire Commissioners, three-year term, vote for two 

Paul D. Fritsch, 43; William J. Mulligan, 44  

Budget: $531,753 with $531,753 to be raised by taxation: Yes, 38; No, 9

Fire District No. 4, Goshen 

Board of Fire Commissioners, full, three-year term, vote for two 

Thomas Campbell, 48; Robert K. Goodheart III, 62; Richard Willey, 39; Jeffrey Devico, 1; Abstain, 1 

Budget to be raised by taxation: $229,827: Yes, 57; No, 30 

Question: Shall the fire district be authorized to purchase a firetruck for an amount not exceeding $360,000 and secure lease purchase financing relative to the purchase? Yes, 49; No, 38

Upper Township

Fire District No. 1, Strathmere 

Board of Fire Commissioners, three-year term, vote for two 

Gary Riordan Jr., 22; Donna Diefenderfer, 23 

Budget to be raised by taxation: $96,494: Yes, 18; No, 6

Fire District No. 2, Tuckahoe 

Board of Fire Commissioners, three-year term, vote for two 

W. Scott Mauger, 55; William Wentz, 52 

Budget to be raised by taxation: $533,300: Yes, 49; No, 15 

Question 1: Shall the commissioners of Upper Township Fire District No. 2 be authorized to expend not in excess of $600,000 relative to the purchase of fire apparatus and to undertake lease purchase financing or such other applicable financing relative to the project? Yes, 53; No, 10 

Question 2: A capital appropriation for capital expenditures over the next five budget years, the amount to be raised is $25,000 per year, totaling $125,000 over five years, for use by the fire company. Yes, 56; No, 8

Fire District No. 3, Marmora 

Board of Fire Commissioners, three-year term, vote for two 

Kurt Austin, 119; Jeffery McAfee, 118 

Budget to be raised by taxation: $659,988: Yes, 74; No, 43

Fire District No. 4, Seaville 

Board of Fire Commissioners, full, three-year term, vote for two 

Richard Stevens, 107; Charles Webb, 104; Matthew Steinthel, 1 

Budget: $596,910 with $587,635 to be raised by taxation: Yes, 106; No, 8

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