NTVFD Fee Increase
By Mary Henrikson
January 06, 2007
At the present time I am against hiring a new employee for the
North Tongass VOLUNTEER Fire Department.
If the NTVFD raises it's fee 100% is that not usery? Isn't that
kind of tax/fee illegal, and if not, why not? At the very least
the ONE HUNDRED PERCENT fee increase is fodder for revolt? Will
the residents of North Tongass see their insurance rates go down
100%, 50% or even 5% or 1%? When I asked why they needed yet
another full-time employee, one of the answers was,"We need
someone to answer the phone when we are out of the office or
on vacation." Isn't there is call forwarding and voice
mail and even cell phone coverage this century?
So what we need to know up front, and printed in a public place/forum
is what the new employee will cost: wage, vacation, insurance,
retirement? I've heard upward to $95,000/yr. I do hope I've
heard wrong, but I want to know. We need to see a job description
and applicant requirements that justify this kind of steller
wage package. If we need to pay that much because it costs so
much to live here, well...duh.
I am against the new employee based on what I know, convince
Received January 05, 2007 - Published January 06, 2006
About: Long time resident.
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