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DALLAS TWP. – When members of the Dallas and Kunkle fire and ambulance departments couldn't come to an agreement over mapping issues at Tuesday's township supervisors meeting, the board suggested bringing in a mediator to settle the matter.

The two departments are at odds over a property line that runs through a wooded area from Lake Street (formerly Chestnut Ridge) to Lower Demunds Road.

New 911 boundaries were set by the county several years ago, resulting in a halfway split in the land near Frontier Communications. Township Solicitor Tom Brennan suggested waiting until the land is possibly developed in the future to make a decision as to which department gets the territory, but the county is giving the departments until January to make a decision.

The township wants to support both departments, said Brennan. There are ways to solve this problem.

In other business, the board:

Passed an ordinance authorizing Dallas Fire & Ambulance and the Kunkle Fire & Ambulance to recover costs for services through property owners' insurance.

Voted on a resolution to acknowledge the name change of Dallas Fire & Ambulance to Back Mountain Regional Fire & EMS Inc.

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