06/27/08 238 W - + 12 - 11 Municipal Notes

Morrisville passed their FY09 budget, reports NBC17. The replacement for Fire Station 1 was retained ($3 mil), but a new piece of apparatus didn't make the cut. The station structure began its life in 1960 as a two-bay building facing Morrisville-Carpenter Road. Planned widing of the road, and the impact on egress and response times, are cited as a reason for the relocation. See their budget docs.

Knightdale has approved a fire service agreement with Eastern Wake, to provide fire protection to the Poplar Creek Village, Cheswick, and Riverview Commons subdivisions. This from their eViews Weekly Update. The town had planned to build a second fire station near those areas, but that project was postponed.

Wake Forest budget information is here, including a message from the Town Manager about fire protection, funding, and the future. They appear to be adopting a "wait and see" approach with regard to the funding increase requested by the prior fire chief. Learn about Wake Forest FD.

Apex doesn't appear to post their budget information on the web, or at least this blogger can't find the documents. See what you can find. Ditto for Holly Springs, which also doesn't appear to post their budget information. This year at least. Look for yourself. In both cases it is worth noting that public records requirements does not equate to a requirement for Internet posting. The latter is simply a service provided by many municipalities.

It is also worth noting that this blogger is not a journalist, nor does he play one on television. The above examples are absolutely apples and oranges, where I am entirely cherry-picking examples of “fire news” (or “fire budget news”) from some but not all of Wake County’s municipalities. The beauty of blogging, however, is the capacity for comments. If compelled, readers can complete some of the pictures. Or even take me to task for playing with apples, oranges, and cherries in a public forum.
Legeros - 06/27/08 - 05:40

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