The Big Bear Fire Authority has given the Sugarloaf Fire Station a reprieve. It’s a Band-Aid funded by more than $1 million from reserves to keep all three staffed Big Bear Fire Department stations open.
The fix is good for the 2019-20 budget year at which time the board must decide whether to continue spending reserves or close the station.
“I still don’t like spending reserves,” said Dave Caretto as he made a motion to approve the budget during the June 4 Big Bear Fire Authority meeting.
Board member Larry Walsh said he refuses to approve deficit spending, voting against the budget, which passed with a 9-1 vote.
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