Detroit may join fire departments billing DTE

Sep 29, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Detroit Free Press

When firefighters in Ferndale are forced to spend time guarding downed power lines, DTE Energy gets a bill for that time.

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Tony

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Sep 29, 2010
 
The timing suggests sour grapes on the part of the city for being exposed over being delinquent on bill paying. However, I go along with charging DTE for the extraordinary service rendered on their downed lines. DTE takes their sweet old time getting out there knowing they are being guarded. DTE has a crew of people dedicated to guarding downed lines. Let them use them. Sometimes DTE used office personnel for this purpose in emergencies. Why should Detroiters pay.
PS. If you hit a fire hydrant, you are billed for it. Put the bill for services at the feet of those responsible, in this case DTE.
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Sep 29, 2010
 
Detroit mayor appoints DTE executive to top post
By Andrea Peters
27 April 2010
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing continues to add former DTE Energy executives to his staff, announcing on Friday the appointment of Robert Buckler as the city’s chief operating officer (COO). Buckler retired as president and COO of Detroit Edison, the DTE subsidiary that provides utility service to the city, in December 2008.
With his addition, three of Detroit’s top administrative positions—mayor, COO, and chief financial officer—will be held by former leading personnel from DTE, including Bing himself, who served on the company’s board from 1985 to 2005.
Buckler held the leading post at Detroit Edison for three years, starting in 2005. Prior to this, he directed DTE’s work in energy distribution. In total, Buckler was employed by the energy giant for 35 years.
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/apr2010/dte...

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