PRINCETON — Princeton Fire Territory board trustees Monday approved use of the training room at the station on White Church Road as a summer meal program feeding site this year.
The fire station's proximity to a subdivision and mobile home park allows the Caring For Kids summer meal program an opportunity to reach the area with free meals for children served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the summer.
Board trustees unanimously authorized use of the training room, providing there are no liability issues.
"You're getting an opportunity to feed a lot of kids," said board member Merle Bryant, who offered the motion to allow use of the training room. "It's a worthwhile program."
In other business at Monday night's brief meeting, board members also unanimously agreed on a motion from David Oldham to purchase 20 new pagers for the department. Fire Chief Mike Pflug said the department's pagers are about 10 years old and are constantly being sent off for repair. The 20 new pagers will cost about $8,300, but Pflug said the department should get some trade-in allowance for the older pagers.
Members also voted to change the contract with firefighters to stipulate that the fire territory will staff six-person shifts. Princeton Mayor Brad Schmitt offered the motion to adopt the change, which was unanimously approved.