MOUNT VERNON — As the city of Mount Vernon talks with Monroe and College townships about the feasibility of providing fire protection and emergency medical service, both sides can look at agreements already in place as a model for how it would work. The city has contracts to provide fire protection and EMS service for Clinton and Pleasant townships and for the southern half of Morris Township.
Protection in the northern half of Morris is provided by Fredericktown.
The contracts with Clinton and Pleasant townships run for five years and the contract with Morris is for three years. They are paid for by revenue from property tax levies, just as if the townships were raising money for their own departments.
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