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Fanning can make its own decisions

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I have read the Citizen's front page story on fire department issues dated April 7, 2011. These are my personal thoughts from the article.

First, it sounds to me that someone is empire building. A fire director position with a cost of $80,000 -$125,000 a year? The county is already broke, hum? Are Chiefland and Williston becoming the "Big Brothers" of the fire departments in the county? 

Chiefland wanted Fowlers Bluff’s county fire money so they could hire more firefighters. Seems to me if Chiefland wants more personnel they should use their own funds. Fanning Springs has an excellent fire department with a very dedicated, well-trained group of personnel. Fanning Springs is a city of their own, like Bronson. Fanning Springs is also a two-county city (Levy/Gilchrist).

Seems to me if a subcommittee of the Fire Advisory Board is suggesting issues like this involving other cities, there would be an invite to the city officials to attend. Personally, I feel there should be an elected representative from each city that has a fire department, not just Chiefland.


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