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Campbell financial-recovery plan calls for volunteer fire department

Published: Mon, May 17, 2010 @ 7:33 p.m.

CAMPBELL — A new financial-recovery plan would call for an all-volunteer fire department and would ask voters for 5 mills in new taxes for the general fund.

Finance Director Sherman Miles said today that he, the council and the mayor all worked on the plan. Council is expected to vote on it Wednesday. It is to be presented to a state commission that oversees the city’s finances next Monday.

The commission oversees the city because it is in fiscal emergency. The plan must include a five-year forecast that shows black ink, rather than red.

Miles said the crossover to an all-volunteer fire department would occur gradually, with firefighters now on staff being allowed to keep their jobs until retirement. The fire chief’s position would still be full time.

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1theword(342 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

how is going to a volunteer fire department only after all of the firemen retire going to save the city money now?

Most of the firemen have years left before they retire. I doubt the state will accept this plan and for the levy FORGET IT IT WILL NOT PASS

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2kellyg(4 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

how about an all volunteer city council?

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3UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

Campbell is being run like a joke. Ha Ha Ha!!!

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4havinmysay(155 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

I've never heard of a city with a volunteer fire department.

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5augustus(11 comments)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

well well a voluntary fire dept like in austintown would be a good idea except denise s and george krinos want their friends in ---lol typical campbell mindless politicians. well george when is the state throwing you out???? i wanna know now

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