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Here’s The Scoop….#9

6/24/08

CALL UP THE RESERVES!……

The Vehicle Reserve…this time….

or “re-aligning the budget”…..to the tune of $30,000.00…this meeting…with a total to be approx. $100,000.00…….

to purchase the VFD…. 2 used firetrucks…. …….one….. on the “pipeline”….

meaning being transported at this very moment …arriving any day….

The other…still in use in Long Island….but slated to join us soon….

Comm. Clottey…was front and center asking the question many of her constituents were asking her….why not let the VFD purchase the trucks…and give them to the Town….

She was met with all the reasons why the Town Manager considered this a move that made sense for the Town…adding it was historically the way to handle equipment ….in LBTS…..

Laying back in this discussion..Comm. Silverstone…correctly letting the VFD Chief do the answering… by just touching on the ISO rating with the Manager….although he did join in on the vote…as did the Vice Mayor…

The Vice Mayor also laid low….for the Vice Mayor…. and maybe the late hour….to intervene and describe what would happen to the the monies “earmarked” for the trucks by the VFD …if the Town bought them….they would proceed to the next item on the list….

Comm. Dodd …who originally asked that question…made the motion for the Town to purchase the 1st truck…and the VFD to only use the money not spent on the truck……. for equipment….

Again…per Scoop #8….they are a private entity….a corporation….so….how can the Town tell them to do this?….

BCbythesea….having no doubt they will only use it for the next item on the list….it still raises questions …out here….of blurry lines….

and CO-MINGLING……

Passes 5-0…..

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