Tuesday, December 5, 2006

By-The-Sea Times - Comments by Commissioner Jerry McIntee

The following is an excerpt from an article entitled "Have They No Conscience?" by Commissioner Jerry McIntee in the publication By The Sea Times.
"... Who cares what the people want, who cares about the 50 years of continuous service to this town by the LBTS-VFD, who cares that the Sheriff’s Department just took from the taxpayers of Lauderdale By The Sea $750,000 in fire equipment, bought with your tax dollars, now safety tucked under the Sheriff’s Christmas tree, what a nice gift!"

CORRECTION: Any fire equipment purchased by the Town has always belonged to and remains the property of the Town. BSO Fire Rescue, as the Town's contracted fire service provider, uses that equipment for the duration of the contract between the Town and BSO. If that contract ends, the equipment will be returned to the Town.