4. Keeping Our Community Safe
New Baltimore consistently ranks as one of the safest communities in our state. Our police enjoy the support and trust of our community because they've earned it. I'll continue to support their community oriented approach and look to supply them with the equipment and training they need to do their jobs.
When it comes to our fire department, we know that greater support is needed. From aging equipment to staffing challenges, council support for our fire department is needed more than ever to maintain the current level of service. It is why I will be voting for funding for additional staff and look to support any plans that enhance the medical services they provide and our community needs. This November, a 1 mil fire millage has been placed on the ballot for residents to consider. The millage would help fund operations and equipment on an ongoing basis. While each resident will have to make their own choice, I personally will be voting yes and would encourage others to do the same.