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Curious

Plainfield, IL

#1 Mar 16, 2011
Do these get there by them self ?
Does your employer loan you one?
Do you pay for my gas to get to work?
Are you insured by your employer in your car when you go to work?
If you get in an accident going to work..do use your employers insurance card?
If you answered #2 thru #4. You are a 202 school employee and welcome to free stuff ,at my expense

Since: Jun 09

Westmont, IL

#2 Mar 17, 2011
Almost like the Plainfield FD chief riding around in his fire department pick up. We pay...he rides.
I am sure this is so he can be ready to react to any situation!
Sports

Plainfield, IL

#3 Mar 17, 2011
Eyes on Plainfield wrote:
Almost like the Plainfield FD chief riding around in his fire department pick up. We pay...he rides.
I am sure this is so he can be ready to react to any situation!
Exactly, so why bother with the comment?

Since: Jun 09

Westmont, IL

#4 Mar 18, 2011
Sports wrote:
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Exactly, so why bother with the comment?
React to what???
EZ Fella

Plainfield, IL

#5 Mar 18, 2011
Eyes on Plainfield wrote:
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React to what???
I'm sure the donut shop needs daily fire inspections, along with McDonalds at lunch time.Heaven forbid if the reaction time to a donut fire is delayed.Extensive traffic routing must be evaluated daily as our megatroplis with thousand of options as to how to get from A to B exist and must be driven by the chief.Yea--Right--What does the dispatcher do in the mean time?
Steve

Joliet, IL

#6 Mar 18, 2011
I've only seen roger bonuchi in a pema vehicle, never a personal one.

Thank you stupid taxpayer, Love, Roger
Sports

Plainfield, IL

#7 Mar 18, 2011
Eyes on Plainfield wrote:
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React to what???
Respond to emergencies, what would you like him to drive?

And for Roger, he holds a command position with PEMA, so again he has that vehicle so he can respond directly to where he is needed.
TPM

Romeoville, IL

#8 Mar 19, 2011
I would prefer he stay at home watching Jerry Springer those clowns do more harm than good. As witnessed to the house that burnt to the ground in South Naperville 2 years ago while Plainfield's finest stood around and watched, while they waited for a 1950's vintage water wagon. Not to mention my portion of taxes for the esteem Plainfield fire department now exceed 1200.00 a year. Maybe that fat a#ss Rodger should use his own car we pay enough for that donut eating slob sitting around waiting for his pension we pay for.
Sports wrote:
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Respond to emergencies, what would you like him to drive?
And for Roger, he holds a command position with PEMA, so again he has that vehicle so he can respond directly to where he is needed.
Sports

Plainfield, IL

#9 Mar 19, 2011
I understand this is all about taxes. Everyone hates taxes. Including myself.

TPM, I know it’s petty, but you said “Plainfield’s Finest” referring to the Plainfield Fire Protection District.“Finest” is the word for police.“Bravest” is the word for firemen.

The Plainfield Fire Protection District is one of the best departments in the area. Some people have a false understanding of how they operate. Most people think fire fighting is all about fighting fire at all costs no matter what the conditions are. That couldn’t be further from the truth. I don’t know the details, of the fire you are referring to but I’m doubt it played out as you portrayed the scene.

Also, why would you want the Deputy Chief to stay at home? Really? He responds to all the major incidents, from accidents to structure fires. Those of you disagreeing with him have a department vehicle have yet to make any valid points against it.

Lastly, Roger from PEMA is an UNPAID volunteer. Everything he does for PEMA goes without any compensation other than driving an old hand me down station wagon. He will not be receiving a pension from the Village of Plainfield.
Steve

Joliet, IL

#10 Mar 19, 2011
Roger has done a helluva great job on the school board.

Let's see...millions and millions in debt, lawsuit the taxpayer will fund because of the brilliant decision to fire female workers, super crappy test scores, ever changing boundaries, his wife is IT director for the same school board (no conflict there) and to top it off Roger was featured on ABC 7 as part of an in depth investigation into wasted tax dollars...what's not to like?

Since: Jun 09

Westmont, IL

#11 Mar 19, 2011
Sports wrote:
I understand this is all about taxes. Everyone hates taxes. Including myself.
TPM, I know it’s petty, but you said “Plainfield’s Finest” referring to the Plainfield Fire Protection District.“Finest” is the word for police.“Bravest” is the word for firemen.
The Plainfield Fire Protection District is one of the best departments in the area. Some people have a false understanding of how they operate. Most people think fire fighting is all about fighting fire at all costs no matter what the conditions are. That couldn’t be further from the truth. I don’t know the details, of the fire you are referring to but I’m doubt it played out as you portrayed the scene.
Also, why would you want the Deputy Chief to stay at home? Really? He responds to all the major incidents, from accidents to structure fires. Those of you disagreeing with him have a department vehicle have yet to make any valid points against it.
Lastly, Roger from PEMA is an UNPAID volunteer. Everything he does for PEMA goes without any compensation other than driving an old hand me down station wagon. He will not be receiving a pension from the Village of Plainfield.
I'm sure glad PFD Chiefs (BTW, there are the Chief, Assistant Chief and a Deputy Chief) & Bonuchi have a cheerleading squad.
Our property taxes to the PFPD are around 12% of our tax bill, which makes this the second highest percentage wise, but very much overshadowed by District 202 school taxes (65%).
The PFPD has no real oversight as witnessed by the monuments to those controlling the purse strings.
Think about it: When has anyone ever questioned the Fire Dept. on spending?
Bonuchi's vehicle, by the way, is paid for by the Village of Plainfield and he is just doing this PEMA gig as an extension of his HAM radio hobby.
Todd Burriss

Romeoville, IL

#12 Mar 19, 2011
let me explain this once again, I live in Tamarack South Naperville and pay 1200.00 per year for Plainfield Fire Department for what, we have no fire hydrants Nada nothing. I purchased a water pump that will feed water from our swimming pool in case of a fire what the hell am I paying for I have to make 2000.00 after tax to pay your union bloated salary.Not to mention a property tax bill of 11000.00
Sports wrote:
I understand this is all about taxes. Everyone hates taxes. Including myself.
TPM, I know it’s petty, but you said “Plainfield’s Finest” referring to the Plainfield Fire Protection District.“Finest” is the word for police.“Bravest” is the word for firemen.
The Plainfield Fire Protection District is one of the best departments in the area. Some people have a false understanding of how they operate. Most people think fire fighting is all about fighting fire at all costs no matter what the conditions are. That couldn’t be further from the truth. I don’t know the details, of the fire you are referring to but I’m doubt it played out as you portrayed the scene.
Also, why would you want the Deputy Chief to stay at home? Really? He responds to all the major incidents, from accidents to structure fires. Those of you disagreeing with him have a department vehicle have yet to make any valid points against it.
Lastly, Roger from PEMA is an UNPAID volunteer. Everything he does for PEMA goes without any compensation other than driving an old hand me down station wagon. He will not be receiving a pension from the Village of Plainfield.
Sports

Plainfield, IL

#13 Mar 20, 2011
Eyes,

I was only defending the original topic, which was a debate on emergency personnel driving take home vehicles. You are well educated on who you pay taxes to, unlike most people on this forum. The FD’s share is near 12% and you’re right, other then the fire guys, there is no body else questioning their spending, other than the Plainfield Fire Protection District Trustees that you elect. As far as I know, of all the entities,(library, FD, village, park district, school district, county and who ever else I missed, the FD is the only one who seems to be in the best financial shape. Did they lay off employees? No, in fact, they kept hiring. So I see no point in bashing the FD.

Yes, the Village of Plainfield did pay for the 10+ year old station wagon that Roger drives. A vehicle that was used by other village departments before it was handed down to him. Yes, the village does pay for the fuel consumed by the emergency vehicle he drives. Who cares what his motive is for VOLUNTEERING his time to PEMA. Do you volunteer your time? Allow me to be the first to say, I do not.

Todd,

Based on the information you provided, it sounds like you live in unincorporated Naperville. Therefore, falling in the Plainfield Fire Protection District. You said you don’t have fire hydrants in your area, and it seems you are frustrated with PFD because of that. Fire hydrants have nothing to do with the fire department. The water department installs and maintains fire hydrants. No unincorporated areas have fire hydrants, or sidewalks or street lights, and most are run on well and septic systems. That’s why you had to wait for a tanker for that fire. No hydrants, and again that has nothing to do with the FD. Also, you mentioned pension. Very few of the firemen are eligible for pension. They still have many volunteers, part- timers, and part time full time employees, all who do not receive any benefits or pension. As far as your taxes go, it sounds like they are cheaper then your incorporated neighbors.

Since: Jun 09

Westmont, IL

#14 Mar 21, 2011
Sports wrote:
Eyes,
I was only defending the original topic, which was a debate on emergency personnel driving take home vehicles. You are well educated on who you pay taxes to, unlike most people on this forum. The FD’s share is near 12% and you’re right, other then the fire guys, there is no body else questioning their spending, other than the Plainfield Fire Protection District Trustees that you elect. As far as I know, of all the entities,(library, FD, village, park district, school district, county and who ever else I missed, the FD is the only one who seems to be in the best financial shape. Did they lay off employees? No, in fact, they kept hiring. So I see no point in bashing the FD.
Yes, the Village of Plainfield did pay for the 10+ year old station wagon that Roger drives. A vehicle that was used by other village departments before it was handed down to him. Yes, the village does pay for the fuel consumed by the emergency vehicle he drives. Who cares what his motive is for VOLUNTEERING his time to PEMA. Do you volunteer your time? Allow me to be the first to say, I do not.
Todd,
Based on the information you provided, it sounds like you live in unincorporated Naperville. Therefore, falling in the Plainfield Fire Protection District. You said you don’t have fire hydrants in your area, and it seems you are frustrated with PFD because of that. Fire hydrants have nothing to do with the fire department. The water department installs and maintains fire hydrants. No unincorporated areas have fire hydrants, or sidewalks or street lights, and most are run on well and septic systems. That’s why you had to wait for a tanker for that fire. No hydrants, and again that has nothing to do with the FD. Also, you mentioned pension. Very few of the firemen are eligible for pension. They still have many volunteers, part- timers, and part time full time employees, all who do not receive any benefits or pension. As far as your taxes go, it sounds like they are cheaper then your incorporated neighbors.
Good points...no, I do not volunteer w/ PEMA as this agency is run by Plainfield Police.
I did inquire, but drew the line on being an auxiliary of the police department...where I was required to assist in directing traffic for roadside checks (seatbelts, DUI, license, insurance, etc.).
Emergencies, I can see, but working FOR the police, I had to decline.

Also, I believe the fire service is noble profession and would NEVER slam a fireman.
My issue is with those who drive around doing all their personal business in Village or PFPD vehicles.
And solvent or not...why don't the PFPD reduce some of the tax burden?
12% of OUR property tax is a chunk!
If they are in such great shape, why are they not cutting back like everyone else?
Answer: no oversight. Nobody questions the fire service.
Again, I am glad PEMA & PFPD operations have backers who enjoy paying for all the benefits those mentioned enjoy.
STOP

Plainfield, IL

#15 Mar 26, 2011
Curious wrote:
Do these get there by them self ?
Does your employer loan you one?
Do you pay for my gas to get to work?
Are you insured by your employer in your car when you go to work?
If you get in an accident going to work..do use your employers insurance card?
If you answered #2 thru #4. You are a 202 school employee and welcome to free stuff ,at my expense
Way to go curious.I want to start a petition to stop this.DO I need a permit to go house to house?
STOP

Plainfield, IL

#16 Apr 3, 2011
I lived here for15 years and always bought volunteer raffle tickets,it was cool and helping out,but you look at the waste of money on fire house#1,Please ,now that's a waste of money,flagstone out side and what with all the buildings ,is there a pool and racket ball court(yes I going to go look for my self) My point is I still got some volunteer raffle ticket(it might of been last year) I was insulted,just reach for my wallet and beat the village for the rest of my money
STOP

Plainfield, IL

#17 Apr 7, 2011
Now let's call the school board and the "super" his truty side kick Mr "P" to stop using school trucks for going home use

Since: Jun 09

United States

#18 Apr 8, 2011
People really need to watch what our public agencies and elected officials do...unfortunately, 89% of Plainfield Township voters apparently disagree by not voting last Tuesday.
Stop

Plainfield, IL

#19 Apr 26, 2011
Eyes on Plainfield wrote:
People really need to watch what our public agencies and elected officials do...unfortunately, 89% of Plainfield Township voters apparently disagree by not voting last Tuesday.


Yes mr eyes it's sad to think only a small % of people vote I bet if the vote was for lowering gasoline prices I would wait in a long Liine to vote
PowerToThePeople

Plainfield, IL

#20 Apr 26, 2011
Spotted ..... Go Renwick and arbor go south left hand side TRUCK (school ) of course Does this truck ever move ? go to 202 web site and email him.I'll get the address later DId I win something?
Is anyone else going to play.

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