Dispute over state funds

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JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) An ambulance association is fighting to get state money for the second year in a row. 

In years past the Jefferson Township Volunteer Ambulance Association shared state funds 50/50 from the state Auditor General’s Office with the Township’s volunteer fire company. 

That money would be distributed by township board of supervisors. In 2018 the township was allocated $18,000 but only received half of that from the Auditor General’s office which went to the fire company. 

Back in January the township received the remaining amount. The ambulance association has not seen, what they’re calling, their share of the money that helps them serve the community. 

“Without the funds, without this community support we can not do that and we live in a rural area,” said Captain Daniel Corallo, of the association. 

The township’s board chairman says “the case is now in the hands of the court, which has asked both companies to attempt to reach a resolution and if they are unable to after 60 days, the court will make a ruling,” said Jason Hollister. 

A Lackawanna County Judge is hearing this dispute and has ordered the $9,000 be frozen until the matter is solved. 


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