Fire District No. 2 holds socially distanced meeting
Voters from Dartmouth Fire District 2 approved all 10 requests from the district leadership at its annual meeting June 8, all while maintaining a six foot distance from each other.
The group of 16 residents agreed to the $812,390 budget, which included compensation for district officials, firefighters, general expenses and operational expenses, loan payments, and reserve and stabilization funding.
“It was a very straightforward budget this year,” Prudential Committee member Greg Edgecomb said. “Between last year’s truck replacement and new airpacks, we spent over $1 million. We’re not spending anything crazy for a while.”
It was a long wait for voters to get their annual meeting. Originally set for May 11, the meeting had to be delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Voters sat in chairs inside the station’s bay and approved measures by a show of hands.
Chief Timothy Andre said he was happy to see that the voters who attended maintained social distance protocols.
“We weren’t sure how we were going to do this, but it worked perfect for us,” he said.
In total, the meeting lasted a little more than 11 minutes.
“We spent more time setting things up than we did holding the actual meeting,” Edgecomb joked.