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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Salisbury City Council: Notice of Special Meeting & Agenda

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Somebody must have realized losing the volunteers really matters
wow reality what a concept

bayman said...

Like they will do as we say. If they do not want to hear what you have to say, they have the police set you down. I guess they think the police are their own personal guard dogs.

Anonymous said...

Comment Worthy of a Post

Ordinance No. 2417– 2nd reading - approving an amendment of the FY 2017 General Fund Budget to appropriate funding for additional Fire Department personnel and promotions

WHEREAS, the Fire Department has a need for an additional four (4) Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians; and

WHEREAS, the Fire Department has a need to add two (2) Captains to its current
allocation; and

WHEREAS, there are insufficient funds available in the FY17 Fire Department Budget to fund the additional four (4) positions.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SALISBURY, MARYLAND THAT THE City’s Fiscal Year 2017 General Fund Budget be and hereby is amended as follows:

1) Increase Current Surplus Available (01000- 469810) by $116,422.16

2) Increase Fire Department Budget by $116,422.16

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Instead of trying to work things out with the Station 1 volunteers and instead of trying to recruit and RETAIN good volunteers this is the DEMOCRAT answer to issues. Raise taxes and throw more money at the problem.

This is what happens when you vote for and elect stupid Democrats like Jake Day, Jack Heath, Muir Boda and Jim Ireton.

This is why the volunteer fire departments in the County need to support the Station 1 volunteers and vote for them to have their territory in the county parts of the Salisbury Fire District.

This is why the volunteer chiefs association in Wicomico County needs to vote to support the secession of the Station 1 volunteers along with the Maryland State Firemens Association and the Wicomico County Volunteer Firemens Association.

This is why the Wicomico County Executive and the Wicomico County Council needs to support the Station 1 volunteers secession.

This is why the County Executive needs to defund the Salisbury Fire Department. That funding is for the volunteers in Salisbury and not the paid firemen.

If Jake Day and fellow Democrats think that adding 2 new captains positions is the answer they have lost their mind.

If Jake Day and fellow Democrats think that adding 4 more paid firemen to the ranks is the answer then they have lost their minds.

Adding 2 (two) fire captain positions because of the addition of 4 paid firemen proves they are idiots!

Please Wicomico County Executive and Council, please defund the volunteer grants given to Salisbury. My tax dollars go to volunteers and not paid firemen.

Signed a city and county voter and tax payer

Anonymous said...

Adding 4 paid firemen and 2 captains means that the elected morons in Salisbury has no desire to support the volunteer firemen in Salisbury.

Anonymous said...

Question about a "reported" house fire in Salisbury.

Central alerted Stations 16, 2, 1 and County Station #5 (Hebron) for a reported house fire at 1121 East Church Street near the corner of E. Church and Main Streets. This is near East Salisbury Elementary School.

Why did Central dispatch Station 5 instead of Station 6, Parsonsburg? I would think that Parsonsburg is much closer to that house than Hebron is.

Anonymous said...

Joe you really should post this as a comment worthy of a post. I like it and you will probably get 100+ comments on it.

This persons view on the taxes is right on the money.

Anonymous said...
Comment Worthy of a Post

Ordinance No. 2417– 2nd reading - approving an amendment of the FY 2017 General Fund Budget to appropriate funding for additional Fire Department personnel and promotions

WHEREAS, the Fire Department has a need for an additional four (4) Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians; and

WHEREAS, the Fire Department has a need to add two (2) Captains to its current
allocation; and

WHEREAS, there are insufficient funds available in the FY17 Fire Department Budget to fund the additional four (4) positions.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SALISBURY, MARYLAND THAT THE City’s Fiscal Year 2017 General Fund Budget be and hereby is amended as follows:

1) Increase Current Surplus Available (01000- 469810) by $116,422.16

2) Increase Fire Department Budget by $116,422.16

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Instead of trying to work things out with the Station 1 volunteers and instead of trying to recruit and RETAIN good volunteers this is the DEMOCRAT answer to issues. Raise taxes and throw more money at the problem.

This is what happens when you vote for and elect stupid Democrats like Jake Day, Jack Heath, Muir Boda and Jim Ireton.

This is why the volunteer fire departments in the County need to support the Station 1 volunteers and vote for them to have their territory in the county parts of the Salisbury Fire District.

This is why the volunteer chiefs association in Wicomico County needs to vote to support the secession of the Station 1 volunteers along with the Maryland State Firemens Association and the Wicomico County Volunteer Firemens Association.

This is why the Wicomico County Executive and the Wicomico County Council needs to support the Station 1 volunteers secession.

This is why the County Executive needs to defund the Salisbury Fire Department. That funding is for the volunteers in Salisbury and not the paid firemen.

If Jake Day and fellow Democrats think that adding 2 new captains positions is the answer they have lost their mind.

If Jake Day and fellow Democrats think that adding 4 more paid firemen to the ranks is the answer then they have lost their minds.

Adding 2 (two) fire captain positions because of the addition of 4 paid firemen proves they are idiots!

Please Wicomico County Executive and Council, please defund the volunteer grants given to Salisbury. My tax dollars go to volunteers and not paid firemen.

Signed a city and county voter and tax payer

March 20, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Anonymous said...

Salisbury is a growing city with an increasing call volume for its emergency services. The fire department uses a combination of career and volunteer staffing to answer those calls. The most important thing is that the calls get answered in a timely manner with a professional (meaning the caliber and training level not necessarily paid) response. In this combination system there were three separate volunteer entities along with the career division they were handling the responses. The ability of the volunteers to handle responding in a timely manner, or at all, in some cases fell off sharply in recent years. This is partly due to an overall decline in volunteerism felt across the county in the fire service. In order to meet the demands and continue to provide the best service possible to ALL citizens in the SFD fire district some changes were made. These included adding a house man, asking for in Station staffing for volunteers, staffing the truck as a second capitol piece at station one and adding a fourth station to fires in SFD district. These changes were all done to get an adequate response for the citizens.
As far as the Station one volunteers they left, you have to ask why they were unable to provide an adequate response when they was literally all they had to do as an SFD volunteer. They didn't do fund raisers, or maintenance or clean or anything extra. All they were required to do was respond to emergency calls and calls for service from the citizens. And they couldn't do it better than 50% of the time.
Now we are to believe that it is a smart move to go from a response that is guaranteed to be out the door within 90 seconds and on scene rapidly to one that may or may not get out? You really want to justify to the tax paying citizen that has this better service now, that a maybe 50% response is okay for you?
Take the career vs volunteer out of it, the current adequate response is made up of both working together to serve the communities. The ones that left are not in it for the right reasons. They should not be rewarded with a territory they will never serve adequately on their own when they couldn't do it as part of a team.