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Mike SE IL
Posted 7/11/2019 22:46 (#7609914 - in reply to #7607679)
Subject: RE: How to handle this situation



West Union, Illinois

Remember you are in Missouri.  That's important because any of us in another state are offering opinions based on our state, not yours.

Regardless of whether he's a PITA the thing is, does he have a valid point? Is residency a requirement not only for your bylaws but per state regulations?  If he's right, he's right

Are you volunteer?  I know in many states that makes a big difference.  We have a new trustee who got to reading Illinois statutes and about had heart failure until I pointed out a sentence near the end that said this section does not apply to volunteer departments.

Is the nearby area in the adjacent state covered by a fire dept?  If so you need to work out a mutual aid agreement so your dept can legally assist them and vice versa.

We have a "watchdog" organization in this area.  It 's actually just a couple guys who only see black and white, no gray.  They don't seem to fear anyone and are more than happy to be a thorn is someone's side.  Your guy may be similar.  The first thing to determine is if he is correct.

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