I, too, am concerned about having a volunteer fire department. The vote on this situation should have had all the members of council present.
Enough thought has not been given to this problem. Where are all these volunteers going to come from?
Bellaire has a lot of senior citizens in this village. The younger adults of today are holding down two jobs to make ends meet. Let's face it ... Bellaire has a huge problem with drugs. Quite a few younger adults buy, sell and make drugs. Are they going to volunteer? I think not!
Peoples lives and properties are at risk. We have empty vacant lots filled with tall high grass and trash. This will also add to the problem when it's the drier season.
Mr. Piatt, is correct, he asked the questions that "we should all think about and consider all aspects."