We citizens of Wake County had a narrow escape in Summer of 2018 when county employees attempted to push through a plan to shut down our Fairview Fire Station #2. Only because hundreds of you came support our fire station at the August 16 fire commission meeting were we able to make them slow down their plan and “study” it some more.
Now we have a chance to protect the future of our fire station, but we need to act quickly. There is a bill before the state legislature, HB1110, which would make Ten Ten Fire District, containing Fairview Fire Stations #1 and #2, independent from the county. It would allow us to raise and keep our own fire tax dollars, instead of sending them all to the county and then get only a portion back (they keep about $200,000 back from us.) It would allow us to determine our own destiny and remove us from the shadow of threat of county employees who want to shut down our fire station and decrease our fire service protection.
Please see this document for more info on HB1110 and contact the legislators listed in that document to support your local fire station! Legislators will be looking at this Monday, December 3, so time is of the essence.
This is a very positive development. With your support, by Christmas we could have protection in place to shield us from our county employees who want to shut down our fire station. Please make yourselves heard to our NC legislators.
Thanks, your neighbor, David
UPDATE: It would really help for supportive citizens to show up for the legislative committee meeting Monday December 3!