Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Haunted House on 2920

The Spring Volunteer Fire Department Station 75 may not have ghosts and goblins, but it has been haunted with mold for quite some time.  Station 75 (located at 2920 and Falvel) used to the be the flagship headquarters for the fire department, but has since become the unappealing and inhabitable backside of FM2920. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

I'm Back! All New Stories! Same Great Website

SVFD Insider is back for the fall season. We had to take a short time off (almost 2 years) after we made some people really mad that they threatened my family. Needless to say, we are still here to give you the "insider" look. Stayed tuned for a lot of great stories and read more about the future below….

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Big Bucks and A Few Whammies

We received a copy of the approved 2013 budget from the fire department. It's full of big bucks and quite a few Whammies.  The total operating budget for the fire department in 2012 was $2,125,106.00. The 2013 budget is $3,206,679.00. This coming a few months after the treasure reported being under budget in 2012. Why do you need so much money for 2013 when you aren't going to spend what you have for 2012?

In full disclosure, nearly $150,000 of firefighting equipment (gear, accountablity, hose, and TIC) account for some of this added money that in 2012 was included in the capital budget, however, this increase is still far beyond anything that has been added.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Smells Fishy. A look into SVFA Budget and Family.

SVFD Insider has acquired some great information that smells a little fishy. Below you will find a complete copy of the minutes from the September 2012 SVFA meeting. Apparently, Chief Anderson does show up to these meetings, and so does his dad.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ocean Front Property in Arizona?

Not quite, but it might as well be in Arizona. ESD #7 owns a nice piece of property behind the Woodforest National Bank at the corner of Louetta Rd and Ella Blvd, just a few thousand feet from Ponderosa FD Station #62. Did you know this? It was purchased a number of years ago and cost over $250,000.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Where in the world is Fire Chief Eric Anderson?

It's like a game of Where's Waldo, except you only actually find him half the time. This describes your part time PAID Fire Chief Eric Anderson of the Spring Volunteer Fire Department. We say paid, because the guy actually gets paid to be the Fire Chief.

He can be seen in sunglasses behind the wheel of a brand new Dodge Charger that you paid for.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stack The Cash! Sales Tax Hits 3.8 Million

Harris County ESD #7 has already collected 3.8 million dollars in sales tax in 2012. The sales tax is in addition to the property taxes already being collected. Where is all this money going?

SVFD Insider doesn't know and would like to find out. We are working on obtaining a copy of the budget for 2013. We do know where some of the money is going...