Originally created 06/20/02

Sage Mill fire station not necessary



The Aiken County Council could balance its budget if it would stop wasting taxpayers' money on a fire station, apparatus, equipment and a payroll of four personnel.

The Sage Mill station gets around $170,000 a year from taxpayers, yet the station and its personnel have no coverage area. The county is paying these people an average of $27,000 each to do nothing (a free paycheck).

The county also pays a contractor to do the landscaping - something that these county employees could do to earn their pay.

Jerry Webb, Graniteville, S.C.