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Town Board
Tuesday, November 6 2007
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Town of Calumet Town Hall, W2104 Cty. HH, Malone
Special Meeting

AGENDA

A quorum of the Town of Taycheedah Town Board may be in attendance at the Town of Calumet Town Board meeting.

The topic of interest is any and all matters affecting the Calumet Volunteer Fire Dept.

The Taycheedah Town Board may take actions that they deem necessary in order to preserve the quality of fire protection currently provided to the Town of Taycheedah.




Brenda A. Schneider
Town Clerk


MINUTES

The Town Board of the Town of Taycheedah met for a special business meeting on Tuesday, November 6th, 2007, at 7:30 p.m., at the Town of Calumet Town Hall. Members present were Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors Tim Simon, Mike Wirtz and Jim Bertram and Treasurer Kathy Diederich. Supervisor John Abler and Clerk Brenda Schneider were excused.

The topic of interest was any and all matters affecting the Calumet Volunteer Fire Department.

The following statement was made to the Calumet Town Board:

Thank you for letting us address with you an issue that affects the Town of Taycheedah.

The Town of Taycheedah is currently serviced by the Calumet Fire Department, Calumet First Responders and the Mount Calvary Fire Department. These organizations have been partners with our community for decades. Through their training, they provide the knowledge and expertise to keep our residents safe and healthy. They are committed to protecting our most valuable gifts - our families. Any disruption in these organizations would cause a hardship to our Town and its residents.

Tonight, before you, the Town of Calumet board; are decisions regarding the structure and financial independence of the Calumet Fire Department. The events that have brought you to your decision to change the operations of the Calumet Fire Department are complex but curable. Curable with communication, respect and trust.

We, the Town of Taycheedah board, are asking you to communicate, respect and trust these volunteers who protect us without hesitation. We are asking you to develop a process to resolve your differences and leave the Calumet Fire Department's with its existing structure and financial independence. If your decisions are to change the current operations of the Calumet Fire Department and these decisions result in a decline in the quality or timeliness of services, we are obligated to our residents to explore alternate means of protection.

The Calumet Town Board accepted the Fire Dept.ís 2008 budget; which proposed a rate of $.53 per $1,000 of equalized value of improvements.

The Calumet Town Board also stated that they will meet with the Towns of Taycheedah and Brothertown and representatives of the Fire Dept. to further discuss the operational and financial independence issue.



Attest___________________________________
Brenda A. Schneider
Town Clerk




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