The Union Township supervisors have allocated $10,000 in local services tax money to the volunteer fire department.

The funds, supervisors explained at a special meeting Monday morning, are expected to go toward replacing the department’s ladder truck, which has been out of commission since the Parkstown Restaurant, Lounge and bowling alley burned on Jan. 24.

Last month, supervisor chairman Pat Angiolelli, who is also president of the fire department, said the department is considering purchasing a used, 1985 ladder truck which is expected to cost about $125,000.

The tax is paid by all working residents of the township. Proceeds go for emergency services, police and fire protection, road repairs and related expenses.

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