Nanoose fire hall

I’m urging people to attend the department AGM Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Nanoose Bay Fire Hall and show your support for this vital service.

At last year’s 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department, the Regional District of Nanaimo provided a comparative analysis of capital and operational expenses for 2009-12.

Total expenses for the year ending Dec. 31,

2011 were $4,187,095. Revenues were $561,595. Tax requisition, grants $5,000. Loan proceeds $3,200,000 (your approved referendum), transfers from reserved fund of $477,000 and a surplus prior year’s of $41,585 for a total revenue of $4,285,120.

Capital expense was $320,000 for a fire truck and $3,357,000 capital from reserve/borrow for building, plus debt charges and transfer to reserve fund.

The RDN showed full transparency and accountability by a full report for 2011-12 and projected 2013.

I’m urging people to attend the AGM

Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Nanoose Bay Fire Hall and show your support for this vital service.

Senior RDN & hall staff and the chair of the board will answer questions.

For many years, residents have been complaining about the cost of the fire department and this is your opportunity to ask questions and obtain answers. The RDN is to be congratulated for providing transparency in reporting and it is your opportunity to attend and provide your support.

Milt PearsonNanoose Bay