HUNTSVILLE — An impassioned plea by East 63 Fire Dept. Chief Darin West here Monday night has resulted in a shift in policy by County Commission and a 13-0 vote to allow the firefighters to conduct a fund-raising roadblock to solicit operating funds for the coming year.
The various volunteer fire departments throughout the county are allowed to conduct two roadblocks a year, but a few years ago the commission voted to prohibit roadblocks on holiday weekends — primarily due to traffic-related problems.
Since that time, however, the county cut $2,000 from its annual contribution to the departments, leaving each with $5,000.To continue reading, please subscribe to the Independent Herald. If you are already a subscriber, email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive login credentials. If you are a subscriber who is logged in and believe you are seeing this message in error, please email email@example.com or call 423-569-6343.