Published DateTo the editor,
In response to the recent letter from one of the Fire District commissioners, many of the selectmen attend the Fire District meetings on a regular basis because we are residents served by the Tilton-Northfield Fire District and we care about the level of service we have.
I am one of the selectmen for the Town of Tilton and I can say without hesitation, the board did not write the petitioned warrant article mentioned in the recent letter. We have no desire to micromanage the fire department but we do care about continuing the excellent service the department provides under the leadership of our fire chief. We have a fine fire district that is professional, talented and compassionate towards the citizens of both Northfield and Tilton.
I attend most of the commissioner's meetings so I was surprised by some of the statistics put forth by Commissioner Pat Clark. The numbers don't add up which makes me wonder just where the information came from. If nothing else, I believe people in the community should go to the fire district website and read the commissioner's meeting minutes for themselves (www.tnfd.org) for a better understanding of what is going on.
I hope to see all of you at the Fire District annual meeting on Monday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the high school.