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*********** NEW UPDATE 9/29/14*************
Below is a snapshot of the Fox River Countryside Fire Department FINANCES…. This INFORMATION (IMAGE) was taken from the ILLINOIS COMPTROLLERS WEBSITE… THE BIG CONCERN IS THAT “”"”EXPENDITURES”"”" ARE WAY OUT OF LINE WITH “”"”REVENUES”"”"…. THIS IS A VERY BAD THING FOR RESIDENTS WHO ARE BEING SERVED BY THE FOX RIVER FIRE DEPARTMENT…. CAN YOU SAY “”"”LOTS OF TAXES”"”"…..
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NEIGHBORS…. Below is a excerpt from the Fox River Countryside Fire & Rescue 2014 FINANCIAL AUDIT THAT IS FILED WITH THE ILLINOIS COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE… It is stating that they were in a DEFICIT FOR THE YEAR AND EXPENSES WERE 9% OVER BUDGET…. CAN YOU SAY MORE TAXES… AND “”"WE IS”"” SHORT MONEY…. Never a good thing….
….and WE QUOTE FROM THE 2014 FINANCIAL AUDIT FROM THE FOX RIVER COUNTRYSIDE FIRE & RESCUE…….. “”"”"”"”"
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Here is a recent news article that has a connection with the Fox River Countryside Fire & Rescue… http://www.kcchronicle.com/2014/09/26/campton-hills-police-respond-to-heated-homeowner-meeting/a46okf4/
Well neighbors… we seem to have a discrepancy to the amount of TOTAL DEBT the Fox River Countryside Fire & Rescue has….. In a recent Kane County article… the dollar number for debt was given as $4.2 million… Can we get an exact dollar amount of the TOTAL DEBT…. and not a “”"ROUNDED NUMBER”"”???????????????
According to the Fox River Countryside Fire & Rescue OWN ORDINANCES…. the dollar value appears to add up to $5,085,163.41…. Was something missed when the ORDINANCES WERE CHECKED?????
BTW…. The news article also stated that the Fox River Countryside Fire District was only 38 square miles in size…. in reality it is OVER 50 SQUARE MILES IN SIZE…. Don’t they know how big their FIRE DISTRICT IS???????? Or is this another CONVENIENT NEWS ARTICLE MISTAKE????????? Hmmmmmmm
Here are the ORDINANCES WE ARE TALKING ABOUT…………
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Ordinance 2011-02 $1,195,000 G/O Bonds for Fire Equipment, Resolution 2013-01 $150,000 for Property Purchase, Ordinance 2013-06 $820,631.47 G/O Bonds for Property Purchase, Resolution 2013-07 $270,000 +/- for Property Purchase at Bolcum and Crane Roads, Resolution 2014-1 $2,650,000. No matter how many times we add it, we keep getting $5,085,631.47
Could somebody please explain this discrepancy????????? How about it Kane County Chronicle…. DO YOU HAVE A “”"FACT CHECKER”"”" to verify this dollar number for people?????
We have some real confused people because the TWO NUMBER DON’T MATCH…. Maybe the Fox River Countryside Fire Department CAN SHOW US THE ERROR…..
We are also concerned if the THIRD FIRE STATION AT BOLCUM AND CRANE ROAD WILL BE BUILT IN THIS CENTURY……. In the 2014 FINANCIAL AUDIT they made the comment of a “”"”POSSIBLY FIRE STATION“”"” at this location (“”"POSSIBLE”"”" SURE DOESN’T SOUND VERY PROMISING)…. Also… the Fox River Countryside Fire Department is RUNNING IN DEFICIT MODE WITH IT’S BUDGET (never a good thing when your expenses exceed revenue)……. CAN YOU SAY MORE TAXES???????????
WHAT ELSE MAY BE IN ERROR OVER AT THE FOX RIVER COUNTRYSIDE FIRE & RESCUE FIRE DEPARTMENT….. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Neighbors… the Elburn Fire Department is opening a new fire station in LILY LAKE… station #3 on October 1, 2014… This will give ALL residents in Campton Hills quick response with FIRE PROTECTION AND (ALS… Advanced Life Support) FOR MEDICAL NEEDS…. NOW THE RESPONSE TIMES WILL BE SIMILAR BETWEEN THE FOX RIVER COUNTRYSIDE FIRE& RESCUE IN WASCO AND THE HIGHLY RATED ELBURN FIRE DEPARTMENT…
Don’t forget that Campton residents WILL BE REQUIRED TO ASSUME THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ($4.2+++++ million bucks) OF DEBT OF THE FOX RIVER COUNTRYSIDE FIRE DEPARTMENT… Elburn’s Fire Department has “”"ZERO DEBT”"”……
The Fox River Countryside Fire Department is nothing more THAN A “”"BAIT AND SWITCH”"” fire department… They are offering residents a LOW INTRODUCTORY TAX RATE only to eventually double or triple taxes in 5 to 10 years…. You cannot run a “”"KMART BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL FIRE DEPARTMENT”"” INDEFINITELY…
Don’t forget that the Fox River Countryside Fire Department is not done adding plenty of debt…. They will need another FEW MILLION BUCKS OF DEBT to build, staff, and buy fire fighting equipment for the THIRD FIRE STATION ON BOLCUM…. BTW… The Fox River Countryside Fire Department IS DOING A “”"PLAY ON WORDS”"”… They keep talking about fire station #3 over in the Wayne area…. This gives the ILLUSION that they have THREE FIRE STATIONS but they really don’t…. Houdini strikes again in the Campton area… Now you see a fire station and now you don’t….
ALSO…. SOME FEE’S CHARGED BY THE FOX RIVER & COUNTRYSIDE FIRE DEPARTMENT ARE NOT COVERED BY YOUR HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE.... JUST BE AWARE THE MORE EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL THEY DISPATCH OUT OF WASCO… THE MORE IT WILL COST YOU…. ARE THEY “”"OVER-RESPONDING”"” IN SOME SITUATIONS AND YOU ARE STILL REQUIRED TO PAY ALL THE FEE’S??????????? Something to think about neighbors….
The Fox River Countryside Fire Department has CONTRACT PARAMEDICS AND FIREFIGHTERS and the Elburn Fire Department has their own employees which MANY LIVE IN THIS AREA…. STABILITY OF THE WORKFORCE IS ALWAYS A MAJOR FACTOR THAT CREATES HIGH QUALITY BUSINESSES INCLUDING FIRE DEPARTMENT SERVICES…. Don’t you want highly skilled, highly experienced paramedics and firefighters from ELBURN, instead of SHORT TERM “”"HIGHER TURNOVER”"” CONTRACT FIREFIGHTERS AND PARAMEDICS….
Don’t forget that the Fox River Countryside Fire Department is already on it’s SECOND CONTRACT COMPANY FOR EMPLOYEES… not exactly a positive sign for stability…. We also have heard about an ISSUE OVER PAY in this fire department… Hmmmmmm… Don’t be surprised to see a REFERENDUM QUESTION within the NEXT TWO YEARS FOR MORE TAXES…. out of the Fox River Fire Department in Campton…. They will eventually need to at LEAST DOUBLE TAXES… IF NOT TRIPLE to truly become a MATURE FIRE DEPARTMENT…. There is NO FREE LUNCH neighbors….
…..as we have posted before…. we have “”"KNOWLEDGEABLE MEDICAL PEOPLE”" that are in the group that are called “”"FIRST RESPONDERS”"”… They have sent us comments that the ELBURN PARAMEDICS ARE THE BETTER MEDICS… Make sure you take this into consideration….
We did hear talk earlier in the year that Elburn was planning on opening another fire station in Lily Lake…. now that has become a reality…
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