NORRIDGEWOCK – Voters have taken a step toward increasing the number of full-time firefighters in their Somerset County town.
Town Manager Richard LaBelle said a straw vote was held Monday night regarding whether the town should apply for a federal grant to help pay for two new full-time firefighter jobs.
LaBelle said the proposal got the support of most of the nearly 40 people in attendance.
According to LaBelle, if the town is awarded the grant, it would cover 75 percent of the cost of the two jobs for the first two years.
He said the town’s share of the cost would come from the municipality’s general fund.