Monday, February 08, 2010

Fire Commissioner Speaks

To all Citizens of the Timberlake Fire Protection District,

Hello, My Name is David “Rudy” Rudebaugh one of you’re recently elected Fire Commissioners for the Timberlake Fire Protection District.

I thank the people who voted for me as one of your 5 elected Commissioners and I will continue to work hard on your behalf along with my fellow Commissioners in providing you the highest possible level of service and to make sure all our Emergency Responders can fulfill there duties in a safe manner and return home to their families and loved ones, while insuring your tax dollars are spent wisely and correctly.

I do not speak for the other commissioners, but I can say I (We) need your support more than ever during the next few months in helping us determine what the citizens want for a level of service and what you will be willing to pay for that service. This can only be done with your involvement in becoming educated about the current status of the District and asking questions. .

The recent letter from Chief Krill (Near-Miss) in addition to the information which has been identified in Needs Analysis 2008 is a reflection of the District's current state. Information is available on the district web site,

I can tell you something needs to be done, but to what level and at what expense is not for me to say, as I continue to educate myself on the current status of our District, the myriad of laws we fall under in addition to hopefully visiting with many of you in hearing your feedback and ideas on options for us to consider. The Board of Commissioners has not decided and will not decide until the April 21st 2010 meeting on what to do concerning any levy or the amount proposed, the decision is to be based upon the results of a Informative Newsletter and Survey being mailed out in the next few weeks to all residents of the District, in addition to the valuable input received from you at the Special Informational Meetings and one on one conversations we may have.

With that said I ask each and every citizen in our district to attend the Commissioner Meetings for the next several months and the Special Informational Meetings which are being scheduled as well. This will help us Commissioners do the best possible job we were elected to do.

Please visit for the exact dates, locations and times of the meetings and the most current information concerning the District.

Feel free to e-mail either Chief Krill or any of the Commissioners with your questions or concerns.

Disclaimer: The above is from David “Rudy” Rudebaugh to you the Citizens of our District. The above views and\or request may or may not be the same as the other elected commissioners nor any specific individual within the district.. As Commissioners we cannot have discussions among ourselves concerning these issues unless we are in an Open Meeting, IAW Idaho Open Meeting Laws Idaho Code 67-2340 through 67-2347. Come to the meetings and help us in doing what you elected us to do.

Thank you in advance for your support.


David “Rudy” Rudebaugh
Commissioner, Timberlake Fire District, Zone 4

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