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Here’s The Scoop …Fire Inspection Fees For New Fire Trucks …

MAY WANT TO RE-THINK THAT ONE…..

Dear Readers … One of the best parts of having a blog is the input that comes from those who can provide important information or correct something that may cause us some big time problems¬† …Case in point…. the post yesterday on the Fire Assessment meeting last Tues. in Jarvis Hall…Vice Mayor Dodd again addressed the problem of the Town splitting revenue with the VFD for fire inspections to put in a Town account in order to purchase future fire apparatus when we have been told for some time fire inspections can only cover the costs of the inspection and administration costs…not make a profit…… Once more it went nowhere …This “Avid Reader” who was one of a few with knowledge of the Fl. State Statutes, who have brought this to our attenetion in the last 2 years, sent the following e-mail after reading about the meeting…It includes the following …”The governing body of a county, municipality, or special district that has firesafety enforcement responsibilities may provide a schedule of fees to pay only the costs of inspections conducted pursuant to this subsection and related administrative expenses.”…This writer responded and thanked him …again…then sent the statute on to VM Dodd who I believe will pass it on to the Town to find out why either the Town is still not informed of the statute … ignoring the statute…or feels it does not apply to LBTS…. I will post the outcome…

The Reader also agreed with this writer and others the budget for the VFD approx. 60 members is too much …

“I also believe that the budget for the VFD is BLOATED, a regular full time FD with an auxiliary volunteer squad could operate for less than the VFD contract.¬† I know departments that are doing it.¬† The revenues from AMR would contribute to rather than drain, the Town budget.”

BC-we hear people are still voicing their unhappiness to Commissioners over the amount of trucks and personnel showing up at medical calls and the scuttlebutt that some members are making $1200-1500 per month on these calls… Perhaps we will learn more after the Auditor gives his report and the TM and TAtty. discuss the contract per direction at that Tues. night meeting…

“The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVII
INSURANCE

Chapter 633
FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL

633.081 Inspection of buildings and equipment; orders; firesafety inspection training requirements; certification; disciplinary action.–The State Fire Marshal and her or his agents shall, at any reasonable hour, when the department has reasonable cause to believe that a violation of this chapter or s. 509.215, or a rule promulgated thereunder, or a minimum firesafety code adopted by a local authority, may exist, inspect any and all buildings and structures which are subject to the requirements of this chapter or s. 509.215 and rules promulgated thereunder. The authority to inspect shall extend to all equipment, vehicles, and chemicals which are located within the premises of any such building or structure.

(1) Each county, municipality, and special district that has firesafety enforcement responsibilities shall employ or contract with a firesafety inspector. The firesafety inspector must conduct all firesafety inspections that are required by law. The governing body of a county, municipality, or special district that has firesafety enforcement responsibilities may provide a schedule of fees to pay only the costs of inspections conducted pursuant to this subsection and related administrative expenses. Two or more counties, municipalities, or special districts that have firesafety enforcement responsibilities may jointly employ or contract with a firesafety inspector.”

more to come….

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