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Isle of Wight County blackmails Carrsville Volunteer Fire Department

Published 11:02am Saturday, June 28, 2014


IOW keeps asking the people for more and more taxes and now they want the titles to the Carrsville fire trucks or they will stop any funding from the county. That’s blackmail.

To make matters worse, IOW wants to eliminate our rescue squad and pay Franklin $144,000 for the service and to make matters even worse, our elected official Rex Alphin for the Carrsville district has turned his back on the people that elected him and took sides with the county against the people and our hard-working volunteers who earned all of the fire trucks paid for by the people and fundraisers not the county. We the people of the Carrsville area are tired of this out-of-control spending in the county raising our taxes on a regular basis instead of making wise cuts to the budget and Rex goes along with it. It’s past time for him to be voted out in favor of someone who can say NO to the board and YES to the people that are represented. We need our trucks and our rescue squad here, not distributed around the county and give us the junk that is left over. We are tired of paying more and getting less and less for our money.

Mark Whaley

  • DryRain

    This country was built on Volunteers!

    Franklin has a lot of “done deals” going down. I remember Mr. Cheatem and Mr. Burgess when they first got elected they accusing the Mayor and City Manager at the time of back door meetings with Isle of Wight, the more things change the more they stay the same.

    The biggest problem with Council Members and Board of Supervisors is they don’t actually get up off their butts and go physically go see what is going on for themselves, they relied on hearsay and take someone else’s word for anything. Franklin’s City Manager is a “Spin Doctor” and City Council sits there and believes anything he says, pitiful just pitiful.

    Suggest Removal

  • simplifyingit

    all politics here, scratching backs and rubbing shoulders….and the CVFD will lose. The days of volunteers having control are gone. The IOW supervisors and FFR dept heads already have a deal ready to go in place. As they say, “It’s a done deal”

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  • Dakota01

    That’s BullS**T!!!

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