September 18, 1985
AFFORDABLE HOUSING Sought by Firemen
Princeton volunteer fireman Mark Freda led a delegation of fire-men in requesting Borough Council to set aside a percent-age of its planned affordable housing for use by the town’s volunteer firemen and First Aid Squad members.
Speaking at last week’s meeting of Borough Council, Mr. Freda said there was a need for affordable housing for people in the Fire Department and First Aid Squad. He also requested that a number of such units be placed in close proximity to a firehouse, and said that about 15 to 17 firefighters were interested in such housing.
Mayor Sigmund responded by Stating that, although everyone is very interested in having some housing used by Borough employees — “and this includes the fire department” — an actual set-aside would be judged “discriminatory.”
She said that perhaps a “preferential” list might be set up, if this were not also considered discriminatory.”