The following letter was recently sent to the attention of Mansfield Mayor, Larry Austin, and copied to the Mansfield City Council members, Mansfield City Recorder/Treasurer, and news sources on January 30, 2017. The letter is displayed below.
In a call to Mayor Austin (Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at 10:47am) when RP asked for a comment, he stated “I’m not aware of any letter, Thanks.” and ended the phone call.
However, we did speak with a council member who stated, “This has been an ongoing concern, which will cause insurance rates to go up for those in the coverage area, and that is unacceptable.”
Referencing the concerned citizen’s perspective in regards to the current state of the Fire Department finances, and vehicles, the Mansfield City Council – January (Link to original article) meeting referenced these issues, but the focus of that meeting seemed to be centered around the progress of the walking trail in Mansfield City Park.
It would seem that the walking trail, and its progress would be a mute point when it comes to the funding, and needed repairs of the Mansfield Volunteer Fire Department. The members of our community who rely on the efforts of that department in the event of an emergency deserve more, as do the members of the department.
(Image courtesy of Mansfield VFD Facebook)