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It is this same budgeting crap that seeps into the council chambers and actually allowed the Fire Chief to dupe, yes dupe a CEO in believing the numbers that were provided for the $400K fire boat...only $5000 more than maintaining a 26' Donzi with much limited capability...that is the claim.
Time to recheck the numbers! Go to page 31
However, page 38 provides the most distorted comparison that I have ever seen for a 20 year to year comparison.
Just for a tease, consider all the options and added instrumentation and equipment on the new boat, and ask yourself, will it be fully operational in 10 years without any cost as shown on the right hand side of yearly cost figures.
I don't believe there will be a roof leak on the boat, but with more sophisticate hydraulics and instrumentation, I expect some major issue to occur, given the maintenance budget is estimated to be only $3000-$6000 for oil filters etc. leading to poor and incomplete maintenance/replacement schedule .... to which the Fire Chief can then make another request for a new and improved fire boat, analogous to that he makes today for Station 51 renovations...
Are we seeing a pattern?
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