Collins Fire Department dispels rumors

By SAMANTHA

MCDONNELL

OBSERVER Staff Writer

COLLINS – The Collins Fire Company has dispelled rumors that have been circulating throughout the town. President Tom Flynn addressed the Collins Town Board at a recent board meeting.

According to Flynn, rumors about the company have included the company stealing town services at the transfer station, dealing drugs and bullying. Flynn said the company hires an outside contractor to pick up trash weekly. As for the rumors about drug dealing and bullying, Flynn said he was unsure where those “absurd” rumors would start.

“Those are absurd. We don’t know where those came from,” he said. “We have and enjoy the great relationship we have with the community.”

Supervisor Dave Tessmer thanked Flynn and the fire company for meeting with him prior to the meeting to discuss the alleged rumors. Tessmer thanked them for “pledging their full support” to the town.

The town also declared two sets of wooden and steel bleachers and an inoperable gas heater surplus. Anyone interested in purchasing these items is encouraged to submit a sealed bid to the town clerk by May 17 at 4 p.m. labeled bleachers or heater. The items may be viewed by making arrangements through the highway department 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. A public hearing on a local law to establish meeting dates for the board of assessment review. The public hearing will be held on May 20 at 7:30 p.m. The board also appointed Peggy Tessmer as a court clerk.