volunteer fire dept vs. municipality
A little tid-bit of history....Our small department covers about 2 towns and 118 sq miles of rural service area. We have a budget of 8500.00 each year from our city. Our department holds a few fundraisers each year as well as a fire protection subscription fee for each rural resident. Not all pay so we total about 7000.00 plus and additional 3500 for our 2 fundraisers. A few days ago I was looking throught the bills and deposits and realized we are not recieving but a portion of the monay we are getting budgeted, and in fact alot of the bills we ar paying is coming mostly out of the money we are bringing in. How can I go to the City Council and ask to get all of our money? I don't want them to notice whats going on and drop our budget down claiming that we make enough money to stay afloat. Any help is graciously aprreciated!!!