Letters: Another view on Van Buren fire protection situation

To the editor:

In response to Mr. Breedlove’s letter to the editor in the July 12 Brown County Democrat, I too am grateful that the lawsuit, Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department vs. Van Buren trustee/advisory board, did not got to trial. Why? Because you are only hearing one side of the story.

The trustee’s responsibility is to the taxpayers to provide fire protection. It is also her responsibility to you as a taxpayer to make sure your tax dollars are spent wisely and appropriately. So her biggest job is not to contract with a fire department.

Mr. Breedlove is mistaken at insurance rates going up since we (Van Buren Township) are already at the lowest ISO level. Van Buren township is at ISO 5 or lower which indicates minimal fire protection.

Yes, VB township has a new building for a fire department. But I also see the potential for my house to burn to the ground before VBVFD responds.

In the article titled “Parties Settle, Sever Contract,” Chief Ward states he is the only one to respond during the weekdays.

So why doesn’t Mr. Breedlove volunteer with the VBVFD or talk to the VB trustee/advisory board instead of listening to a one-sided story?

Yvonne Miller, Van Buren Township

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