Monday – November 03, 2014 – 7:00pm
Location: Benton County Fire District 6 Paterson Station – 48001 Prior Ave Paterson, WA 99345
The Benton County Fire District Commissioners Board Chairman has called for a Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners to be held on Monday, November 03rd at 7:00 pm. the purpose of this meeting is to replace the regularly scheduled Commissioner meeting for October 13th, 2014 that was cancelled.
During this meeting the Commissioners will address the following:
- Review and approve October expenditures and meeting notes.
- Receive information from the Fire Chief on project status, district information and purchases.
- Discuss the recently held community meetings, develop a future plan.
- Review a draft 2015 budget. District budget, planning and priorities. Set a budget hearing date.
The meeting will be held at the Benton County Fire District 6 Paterson station located at: 48001 Prior Ave Paterson, WA 99345.
On September 10th the Board of Commissioners and staff of Benton County Fire District 6 met with members of the Plymouth community at the Plymouth fire station. This meeting was the first of three meetings planned throughout the Fire District. During the meeting the Commissioners and staff were able to inform the public on current State requirements, staffing issues and budget. Participants were able to ask questions, voice concerns and discuss issues directly with the Commissioners. The meeting was very helpful in identifying expectations and options for the future of BCFD6.
The next meeting will be held at the Paterson fire station, 48001 Prior Ave in Paterson, Monday – September 22 – at 6:00 pm. It is our sincere hope that all citizens and business representatives of the District will attend and take part in guiding the future of this District.
The third meeting will be held at the Sunheaven Station on Gwinn Road – Monday- October 06 – at 6:00 pm.
On September 11 the Paterson School students performed their annual “9/11 Community Service Day” at the Paterson fire station and throughout Paterson. Some of the kids washed fire trucks, swept the bay floors, mopped and cleaned windows at the station. Others, picked up debris around the community. The kids do a great job and BCFD6 is honored to be a part of this annual event.
Future Service Planning – Public Input Needed
The Board of Commissioners for Benton County Fire District 6 are requesting citizen input on the future needs and expectations for BCFD6 fire and ambulance service. To facilitate public input the Commissioners will be hosting three (3) public meetings in an effort to solicit as much public participation as possible. The meetings will be held each evening at the following locations and dates:
MEETINGS BEGIN AT 6:00PM AT EACH LOCATION
September 10th – Plymouth Fire Station – 190901 Nunn Street Plymouth, WA 99346
September 22nd – Paterson Fire Station – 48001 Prior Ave Paterson, WA 99345
October 06th – Sunheaven Fire Station – 107401 S 292 PR SW Prosser, WA 99350
Items to be discussed:
Fire District Statistics
Current Budget and Budget History
Volunteering and Requirements
Current Issues and Challenges Providing Emergency Response
Emergency Medical Service – Advanced Life Support vs. Basic Life Support
Public Expectations for Ambulance and Fire Service Levels
These meetings are your opportunity to hear the current issues that are affecting your local fire and emergency medical response. Your input will help the Commissioners form a community expectation and identify any concerns for future budgeting and emergency response. Please Join Us! Your participations is vital for the future of Emergency Medical Service and Fire response in our area.
Questions, please contact Chief Rolland Watt – (509) 875-2029 (M-F 8-5) – email@example.com
Due to scheduling conflicts, the Board of Commissioners for Benton County Fire District 6 has postponed its regular session for Monday – August 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm. The new meeting date has been scheduled for Monday – August 18th at 7:00 pm.
Questions: contact Chief Watt (509)875-2029 or firstname.lastname@example.org