BARRINGTON, NJ (September 18, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Bob DelVecchio & Mark Lazzaro, Republican candidates for Barrington Borough Council, are outraged after the mayor and certain council members moved to disband the local fire company.
“As a 40-year member of the Barrington Fire Company and past President, I've answered many fire calls,” DelVecchio said. “I have been proud to serve our community alongside the great men and women who continue to answer those calls.”
"Today, former Public Safety Director Bob DelVecchio and I are answering this call to save the Barrington Fire Company," Lazzaro added.
The mayor and two council members held a closed-door meeting without notice to the Barrington public
. At the meeting, the officials announced their plan to allow the Haddon Heights Fire Company to essentially take over the Barrington Fire Company beginning In January of 2023.
"The taxpayers and residents of Barrington, and the members of the Barrington Fire Company, deserve better," DelVecchio said. “We will fight to save our Fire Company, and as elected Barrington Council members, we pledge to always defend, stand up, and fight to protect our own home rule.”
"If they would do this to our Fire Company,” Lazzaro asked, “who and what will be next?"