Tuesday @ 6:00 pm at the Athol community Center will mark perhaps the last opportunity for local citizens to make an input to the radical changes proposed by the fire commissioners. Everyone that can attend to ask questions or make statements should make this a must meeting. A ground swell of concern over the precipitous termination of the chief and the proposed merger of management with Northern Lakes Fire District.
This is not a good time to stick one's head into the sand, as there will be far reaching effects of these moves. With Commissioner Weise's resignation and the pending resignation of Kirk Quillin, Little Blacktail holding around 30 or so citizens may end up with representation and leaving Bayview without it's own commissioner.
This would probably result in a total breakup of the Timberlake experiment, bringing Bayview back to a local all volunteer department, which we had up until about eight years ago. These issues are way too important to stay quiet about regardless of which side you take.
I will be in Spokane and can't get back until aroiund 8:30. I would appreciate some feedback from those who attend.
Parting Shot -- 12.9.13
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