Monday, March 14, 2011

Rantings, Reports, or Tales from Cherokee?

Rantings, Reports, or Tales from Cherokee?

A Guest Commentary By

Pooh's Dad

I have read the so-called Cherokee tale about the fuel 5 times and I cannot make a lot of sense of all of it. How many calls did the fire dept answer in 2008, 2009? The amount of fuel attributed to the fire dept does not jibe with the amount of fuel a fire truck would burn. They get about 3 or 4 miles to the gallon; but they run constantly when on a fire or rescue call. In some instances they have been on-scene 8, 10, 12 hours or more. Duh??

Next the small amount shown for city equipment. It would take more fuel than shown just to cut the grass along the roadways. Again the back-hoes and tractors do not just start and stop every time they have to wait for other things to be done when they are on a street repair, etc. They do not get Mpg as you would measure.

I am not saying there may not be problem, but if you are going to write an article in an accusing manner, you should get your ducks in order and know whereof you speak.

It is a little transparent the way this person, (he, she, or it), is at times seeming to only show the side of Mignon and the Burger-king brigade. I for one, (even though I don't live in Cherokee) have never seen such B/S as this thing over fuel for the fire dept. I always just thought all towns paid for the fuel for the Fire-Dept. Next some idiot is going to complain about the gas for the squad cars.

I would be happy to discuss and see proof of all of these accusations.

Summer is coming and light bills will be going up so now would be the time to discuss that city-hall should only be cooled on the day of court and the night of city council meeting since most people who visit there are only on an in and out basis most of the time. Why cool the building 24/5? SAVE Money!!! RIDICULOUS??, yes but it makes as much sense as the fuel thing.


From Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett concerning cruising on Jackson Avenue: “The problem that I see with it is not a real big issue, but it's going to take manpower from me to watch it.” Hmmm, he's going to watch it personally? Guess no one else is "unified" enough.