To the editor:
Both Bob Dorshevitcz and Mike Kelly stated in the 7-16-12 Candidates Forum that they were “opposed to closing the Wilcox Fire Station.” Yet, while they were Trustees this past March, they both voted to close that same station……LIES, LIES…LIES.
Throughout the past year and a half, there were multiple aspects to addressing the loss of income from Plymouth City (i.e. accepting the federal government SAFER grant of $1.2 million; accepting the firefighter union concessions of $700,000; utilizing patient transport fees for a new revenue stream of $400,000 to $700,000) which would have more than offset the loss from the joint Fire Dept Agreement. The current board of trustees refused all of them!
The current board of trustees only wants to decimate/reduce our current fire Department!
Plymouth Township has recently hired four “new position” office workers.
They have also hired “new” police officers while they are greatly reducing our fire department staffing.
Are you seeing their agenda here? It has nothing to do with available funds; it’s a vendetta against an employee group that didn’t support them in the last (2008) election, let alone this election.
Citizens Action Group of Plymouth
Editors Note: Informed sources confirmed four new employees were hired by Plymouth Township in April 2012; Sarah Visel, Kelly Latawiec, Jennifer Bono and Pamela Kosteva were added to employee ranks.
Prior to being hired, Kosteva was the Township Supervisor’s campaign manager and spokesperson for the Friends of Plymouth Township, a registered PAC, exclusively formed to defeat the Fire Department SAD millage, and deny petitions signed by the 4000 registered Plymouth Township land owners who asked for the fire department funding decision to go to a referendum. The pseudo group calling themselves “Friends” were, in reality, board members and employees.