Fire Board to Spend
$25,000 on Local PR Firm
With less than 90 days before the Nov. 4 election the Lehigh Acres Fire Commissioners have asked Chief John Wayne to hire a local PR / Marketing firm to help the department get information out to the public about the proposed fire assessment fee which will be on the ballot. And use your tax money to fund it.
Some of that misinformation, Wayne said, is about which properties in Lehigh Acres would be exempt if the assessment fee passes.
The boards’ attorney refuses to close the door and end this discussion on exemptions for churches why?
Richard Pringle, the board’s attorney, said the board under the law could discuss future exemptions, but could not pass any types of resolutions saying what they would be, not until the measure has passed in November.
Chief John Wayne last week said the department has applied for a third Safer grand from FEMA and he had received word that the application had been accepted. Wayne said he hoped the department would receive a third Safer grant or layoffs of firefighters would occur.
The next meeting is August 26 at 5 p.m. at the fire station on 16th St. and Sunshine Blvd.