I see nothing has changed at the board of fire commissioners. Their attitude seems to be the same as it was way back when I was on the board. We know best, and the people will always follow us because we do!
Buying land in the heart of Key Center for two and three times its value?
First, I do not believe a new administrative building-fire station in the very high-priced center of town is necessary. Second, if you look back at the long-range planning of years gone by, you will find the new administrative office was planned to be added onto the existing Wauna station, since it is on the main road leading on and off the peninsula. The idea was that it was too expensive to buy land for an office in Key Center and it would better serve all residents from that location.
Third, look how this purchase was financed. I will bet in the near future there will be a ballot item to approve a tax increase to pay for this “private bond” issued by the commissioners.
Fourth, we used to be able to handle future planning by a committee of residents at very little if any cost. Now we need to hire a high-priced consulting firm?
Remember how your commissioners voted in the next election and think before you OK any new taxes. Ask why a chief was placed on administrative leave in executive session. Last time that happened we never did find the reason. I know for a fact that executive sessions are misused for things they want to keep private.
Allen A. Yanity, Lakebay
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