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It costs $300 a day to use the Hayden facility. So, at $1.5 million, using the existing Hayden training tower, 20 days a year, they could use it for 250 years! And what will the new training tower's operating expenses be annually? Gosh, did someone have a brain freeze or just want to leave a legacy for themselves It would appear that the management at the Craig Rural Fire Department has organizational and scheduling deficiencies. Perhaps a change of management would resolve those problems. Or a removal or lowering of the mill levy might be the next solution. Slam dunks are usually achieved in basketball games! A big Thank You to the CNCC Board!
I think the problem is both an egotistical brain freeze and that the people now in charge of the fire dept. are thinking it is important to build an empire for themselves. I would sign any petition to remove the mill levy they now recieve. The fire district has proven they are not responsible with money, and should not be allowed to have any.
Please tell me how this is any better?
Any better -- not sure what you are asking.
Any better than where it was going to be put? Now it's in town, same problems. You think those living in proximity of were it's going to go now want it there? I was all for where it was going to be put because the smoke would have pretty much dissipated by the time it reached town. Now, it's in town. Is this location going to be protested too, or is it being put far away enough from those who protested that it doesn't matter anymore? There are many people who live, shop, learn, work and bowl mere yards away from the new site. Do they not matter? Everyone raised heck about the hospital being affected, one building, not even in the wind direction that most commonly blows around here. Now, it's IN town where it will blanket whole neighborhoods, why are people not raising heck about that?
That's what I am asking. Why is this any better?
The fire dept/board has certainly been reading these pages for many months now.
Appearantly they just don't get it that this thing in not needed pr wanted escept by a few.
When you are dealing with people that have so little brains that they haven't picked up on the general idea by now, then that is why these types of crazy, ignorant things happen here.
I agree, but they own the land and can build there unless the neighbors work to stop it. I think they should use the Hayden training tower, and save the $1.5 expenidure along with the annual operating expenses for it. Another waste of money, taxpayer money for something that is not needed when there is a tower which can be readily used. Thisis what happens when a mill levy isn't sunseted --- and perhaps a lack of leadership or empire building.
That exact same arguement has been posted here numerous times. But even though I am sure the fire dept.board is/has been reading these comments, they so far have made no attempt prove they are listening. They continue to advance with the construction of this unneeded, unwanted, unnecessary tower.
The day will come when the fire dept/board actually needs money to be properly equiped, and since they have so completely destroyed the trust that the taxpayers of Craig had in them at one time, they will likely not get it.
The fire dept./board should consider that before they spend anymore money on this waste of money tower.
I think a new emercency response center should be built by the hospital. A big building to house a few fire trucks and a ambulance, perhaps a hazmat responce vehicle. It is where 2 highways come together plus the bipass to hwy 13 N. There could be a response several minutes faster from there than in town.
Having the training tower built behind Kmart is better on one hand because it wont be standing out like a sore thumb and wont interfere with the daily activities of the comunity.
And it has its short falls such as the smoke David mentioned. However the fire board director stated over and over that the use materials that dont create hazardous or toxic smoke.
So I guess pick your evil. I say build it if you absolutely need it. We'll see about the smoke if it happens I guess.
Maybe if we all write to the EPA we will get a sensible resolution to this. I understand that asking the feds in is a dangerous move, but my goodness isnt having a officially blessed fire pit in the MIDDLE of town seems to be a health concern at least, Oh yeah i do not believe you can have an open fire and not have smoke, duh.
Isn't the city going to have to approve this? Hopefully the CDP will make it known when that meeting will occur. I would be ok with putting the tower something like 15 miles out of town... but then they'd be building over the tower in Hayden. What a terrible case of government for the government... not the people.
This tower thing has been a big joke since its inception. Why?
Because the people in charge of spending the money didn't, wouldn't, had no desire to, listen to the will of the people.
This entire process has been driven by a small group of people with very overblown egos, and a desire to see their name on something that they alone think is a good idea.
When money matters within the government are driven by these types of things, the outcome can only be bad for everyone involved.
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