Spindale board to vote on mutual agreement

The Spindale Board of Commissioners will vote on a fire department mutual agreement during their regular meeting on Monday.
Jan. 20, 2013 @ 06:02 AM

The Spindale Board of Commissioners will discuss and vote on a fire department mutual agreement during their regular meeting on Monday.

The fire departments in Rutherfordton and Spindale have worked on an Automatic Aid agreement for mutual response to structure fires. The goal is to ensure adequate and immediate response to structure fires when they occur, rather than waiting for the first department to arrive on the scene and find out. This potential lapse of time could result in damage and loss of property or life.

The town of Rutherfordton approved this agreement at their meeting earlier this month. If the Spindale board approves, mutual response will begin in the near future.

Other new business will include an introduction of a resolution concerning proposed legislation that provides for the forced taking of municipal water systems. The North Carolina League of Municipalities opposes all efforts to force any given city to transfer existing assets of the city to another entity. They feel it is a major intrusion into local issues by the General Assembly and would set a bad precedent.

The Spindale board will review all of the documents and vote on the resolution.

The board will also hear a request from Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy who are asking to use the Spindale House gym at no charge. Chris White, athletic director, is hoping to hold a fundraiser in the building to support The V Foundation in their cancer research.