Updated: Holmdel Fire Departments Could Be Under One Umbrella
The Township Committee will vote on March 19 to potentially bring the two fire companies under one budget and chief.
Correction as of March 12: This ordinance has not yet passed, according to Chief Doug Ziemba. It will be on the Township Committee agenda on March 19. This article was originally published on March 6.
The Holmdel Township Committee may vote to bring its two fire companies under one name.
Mayor Patrick Impreveduto said an amendment to its fire company ordinance could bring its two companies together administratively, but everything else will stay the same.
"It's going back to the way Holmdel used to be," Impreveduto said. "Nothing is really going to change, the companies will stay the same and the men will stay the same."
Impreveduto said the ordinance was originally amended eight years ago under the advisement of a previous township administrator.
In January, the Township Committee appointed Doug Ziemba Sr. as the township's Fire Chief. Ziemba will now run both companies with one budget, a move Impreveduto said could save money.
"Its not a significant change, but we think it will save us some money and it will bring continuity," Impreveduto said. "As far as the townspeople, nothing is going to change. They won't even notice."