Chapmanville VFD Back In Business

April 3, 2013
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The Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department was back in operation on Wednesday following the department’s recertification by the Plum Township supervisors on Tuesday night.

A new board president and fire chief were appointed for the department, and supervisors approved a motion that representatives from the Plum and Troy Township municipal governments be included as voting members of the board.

Supervisors decertified the department in November following the refusal of a number of department officers to step down at the supervisors’ insistence.  At the time, the supervisors board did not list a reason for their demand, but the department’s treasurer, 41 year-old Kimberly Keener, was charged over the winter with the misuse of about $33,000 in department funds.  The officers who had refused to resign were all members of Keener’s family.

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