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December 19, 2014
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Fire chief, president suspended


When Fluhr asked to see a financial statement of the company’s budget and expenses, Fluhr said that they refused. After a hastily scheduled meeting between Fluhr and the company a few weeks ago, the differences were not resolved.

Fluhr and supervisor Greg Hoeper claim that the company has over $500,000 in its treasury, which was denied by Wall. At the last township meeting, Hoeper confronted Wall about the company’s financing, claiming that he misrepresented the cost of repairs to two pieces of equipment. A heated discussion and shouting match followed, with the usual clamor from residents at the meeting largely in support of Wall and his wife, Nelia, who is the third supervisor on the board.

In his statement, Wall said, “Let me make this crystal clear; as fire chief I am responsible only for the training and service of the fire fighters. I have never had any involvement with the finances of the STVF&R.”

Fluhr’s statement accused Wall of frightening residents with the suggestion of possible bankruptcy. He wrote, “We have a team of top-notch, highly skilled and devoted volunteer fire fighters and emergency responders. I assure you that emergency services will not be interrupted by Mr. Wall’s vendetta or lack of funding.”