Letter to the Editor: Stirring the Flames for Division

I read with interest in the July 8-15 Peninsula Pulse of the alleged disclosure of quotes from a closed-session meeting of the Southern Door Fire Board (“Fire Board Chair Alleges Improper Closed-session Disclosure”). 

Having been in attendance at the annual meeting of the Town of Nasewaupee, I listened intently to Bill Krueger’s passionate, lengthy letter expressing his frustration with fellow board members of the Southern Door Fire Service (SDFS) and the way the northern station was being treated differently than the southern station.

Although I cannot attest to whether Bill actually disclosed any of the discussion at the closed-session meeting – not being part of that board – I do believe in fair representation, and it does seem that the northern station does not receive that. 

With the Town of Nasewaupee providing between 70% and 80% of the funding for the SDFS, yet it gets outvoted time and time again by the representatives from the Village of Forestville and the towns of Forestville and Clay Banks on the decision-making process for the SDFS, I think it’s time for a change.

The action, or potential action, of the fire board chair, Loren Uecker, of filing an open-meetings-law complaint against Bill Krueger has ignited the situation even more and reiterated why the Town of Nasewaupee should actively continue with its feasibility study of whether to form its own fire service or somehow have a larger say in how the SDFS operates. 

R. Peter Jackson

Nasewaupee, Wisconsin