To The Daily Sun,
On Saturday Feb. 21, a letter in The Laconia Daily Sun from a Belmont resident asking town voters to vote "No" on four articles the will be on the town warrant and voted on at the March 10 voting day. Those articles are #3, #6, #12 and #26.
I am speaking in favor of Article 6, which is to spend $300,000 to purchase a used ladder truck for the Fire Department. Under RSA-31:95, the funds to purchase this vehicle will be paid for from the Fire and Ambulance Equipment and Apparatus Special Revenue (Comstar) Fund.
With the purchase of the vehicle coming from the fund, it will not increase the tax rate. Over the past 20 years, this fund as saved thousands and thousands of dollars for the taxpayers of Belmont for the purchase of equipment.
Please vote "Yes" on Article 6.
Albert "Tykie" Akerstorm
Former Fire Chief
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