Show East Berne volunteers you appreciate what they do

To the Editor:
The East Berne Volunteer Fire Company is asking for a well deserved new firehouse [“East Berne Fire Company asking $2.7M for new building,” The Altamont Enterprise, June 14, 2022].

Thinking back many years ago, the present accommodations were built with a lot of sweat and good visions. With the growth of the Hilltowns, this is becoming more and more necessary not only for the manpower and equipment but for the community as a whole.

Just think about all the good people who have served as volunteers, dedicated a good part of their lives, and spent some of their own money to have the present facilities.

It is time to show all these volunteers how much you appreciate what they do and how much they have saved for you, not only your homes and lives, but many millions of dollars over the past 50-plus years.

Just think about this and build what they and the residents deserve.

Pete Buchardt

Englewood, Florida

Editor’s note: Peter Buchardt is a charter member and past president of the East Berne Volunteer Fire Company.

On July 12, fire district residents will vote on a $2.7 million bond for a new firehouse at 792 Helderberg Trail.

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