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Old 02-13-2020, 11:11 AM
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Two units out of service today, no overtime to cover, negotiations still on going but doesn't seem to making any headway. Talked to a couple of the rescue guys and they are not optimistic. Nothing like having people responsible for our safety distracted by concerns over their future. Can someone explain why the District has a problem giving a competitive package to these folks?
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:15 PM
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Can someone explain why the District has a problem giving a competitive package to these folks?



Probably need to ask the District.
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Two units out of service today, no overtime to cover, negotiations still on going but doesn't seem to making any headway. Talked to a couple of the rescue guys and they are not optimistic. Nothing like having people responsible for our safety distracted by concerns over their future. Can someone explain why the District has a problem giving a competitive package to these folks?
Residents need to let "The District" know that they are willing to contribute additional funds toward a compensation package for the workers. The additional funds would be in the form in a raise in taxes.

So, how much are we willing ot pay?
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Old 02-13-2020, 01:55 PM
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Residents need to let "The District" know that they are willing to contribute additional funds toward a compensation package for the workers. The additional funds would be in the form in a raise in taxes.

So, how much are we willing ot pay?
25% is the usual increase
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Old 02-13-2020, 03:51 PM
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Residents need to let "The District" know that they are willing to contribute additional funds toward a compensation package for the workers. The additional funds would be in the form in a raise in taxes.

So, how much are we willing ot pay?
Why would Villages pay increased local/county taxes and expect that $$ to support a non-local/non-county fire department? How do you propose that tax increase would get to the VFD?
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Why would Villages pay increased local/county taxes and expect that $$ to support a non-local/non-county fire department? How do you propose that tax increase would get to the VFD?
Don't you find it amazing the number of people that live here and don't have a clue?
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Ok. I’ve been called worse than stupid. HOW are the fire departments in TV supported?
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Ok. I’ve been called worse than stupid. HOW are the fire departments in TV supported?
It's an item on your tax bill.
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25% is the usual increase
That's pretty HIGH. In my work life I never got that type of increase.
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One way to save money would be to require people to replace their own smoke detectors and batteries. Or, at least charge a fee for the service.
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That's pretty HIGH. In my work life I never got that type of increase.
Don't think you put your life on the line every day
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Don't think you put your life on the line every day
I believe the 25% was talking about the tax increase not what their salary increase should be.
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:15 AM
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Would that not be a better question for the district involved in the negotiations?
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:46 AM
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Why assume it is the District being unreasonable here? To just agree to support another 25% tax increase without knowing both sides of the argument is a little wreckless.
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Let me guess you are a retired fireman.
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