Town considers cutting off fire protection funding for Ithaca College

By Michael Smith
The Ithaca Voice

ITHACA – The question of whether or not Cornell pays its fair share is a well-worn matter in Ithaca – but it’s less often that the same question comes up regarding Ithaca College.

Photo provided by The Ithaca Voice The Town of Ithaca is considering eliminating funding for the Ithaca Fire Department to provide coverage for Ithaca College.
Photo provided by The Ithaca Voice
The Town of Ithaca is considering eliminating funding for the Ithaca Fire Department to provide coverage for Ithaca College.

In recent years, the Town of Ithaca has been in talks with IC about paying a contribution to the town for fire protection services. According to Ithaca Town Supervisor Bill Goodman, calls to Ithaca College make up 20 to 25 percent of fire department calls in the town – and fire protection makes up around 50 percent of what taxpayers pay to the town as part of their property tax bill.

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