Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Westfield Fire District Election Results
The 51st annual meeting started about 20 minutes late, waiting until a crew of volunteers returned from a call on I91. The community room of the fire station was packed with residents, about half were volunteer firefighters and the other half were residents grateful for the excellent service in the district. ID was checked at the door, only resident who are registered to vote were allowed to cast a ballot.
After the ballots were counted, Andrew returned to the table, thanked those who had voted for him, and proceded with the remainder of the annual meeting. He explained that the station needed a new truck to replace a 23 year old rescue truck and a 26 year old pumper. The Commissioners asked those assembled to vote on whether they should proceed in that direction by investigating bonding or financing $1.5M.
This vote was done in a similar manner, the vote was 78 yes and 10 no.