With less than 12 percent of Clementon's 2,000 registered voters casting ballots, a referendum allowing the Borough Council to exceed the state budget cap was defeated by a vote of 146-89.
The additional money would have enabled the council to appropriate $125,000
from a proposed $2.4 million budget to finance the borough's three fire companies - Clementon A.A., East Clementon and Watsontown. The defeat of the referendum keeps the budget at $2.3 million.
The money would have been spent for the maintenance of fire equipment and increased insurance coverage. Last year, the companies received a total of $21,000.