Letters to the Editor
Hartley would bring experience, fiscal management to fire board
I am writing this letter on behalf of Fred Hartley, who is running for the Position 4 on the Aurora Fire District Board.
As the former mayor of the city of Donald, I had the privilege of serving our city for four years in that capacity. Fred Hartley also served on the City Council during this time. I found Fred to be a strong advocate for our city, always in support of the decisions that reflected growth and prosperity for the citizens of Donald. His experience on the council along with the planning commission, budget committee, and Donald Hazelnut Festival committee, spoke volumes to me about what he is capable of doing if elected to the Aurora Fire Board.
I therefore offer my total support for the election of Fred for this position. Also, let's not forget to vote "yes" on Measure 24-438 to help keep our fire district moving forward and keeping the communities of Aurora and Donald safe.
Please join me (and) cast your vote for Fred Hartley on May 21st.
Support Aurora Fire District levy, Anderson for fire board
The firefighters of Aurora Fire District ask you, the voters, to support us in serving you, our families and overall community. Please vote "yes" for the Aurora Rural Fire Protection Levy that will maintain our current and growing EMT/Firefighters status along with voting for Marc Anderson.
We endorse Marc Anderson for his years of proven experience under his position as a Director of the Aurora Fire Board and his number of years as Board President.
We truly must vote for local leaders like Marc to continue to make emergency services a priority and to provide the best possible services to all of the "residents "of Aurora Fire District.
Again, please vote yes on Measure 24-438, which offers the option of keeping us safe for a solid 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
Thank you for your support.
Jon R. Montgomery
Aurora Fire District deserves your support
How many businesses are able to function 24 hours a day, seven days a week as the Aurora Fire District does? They respond to over a 1,000 calls each year and the number of calls continues to increase.
Aurora Fire District is currently staffed with four paid EMT/firefighters (8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday), six student firefighters and 20 volunteers.
Some of the volunteers are not even residents of AFD. I don't know about you, but I find this fact amazing. Our firefighters are truly a dedicated team serving the community.
A "Yes" vote on Measure 24-438 will give Aurora Fire District the ability to staff a career person 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This will not replace the valuable volunteer firefighters. It will enhance the overall team of firefighters working for you when you or your family calls for help.
Additional information can be reviewed on the Aurora Fire District webpage.
Please support Aurora Fire District and the firefighters by voting yes on Measure 24-438.
Anderson has the experience, respect to serve on Aurora Fire Board
"Who is Marc Anderson?"
Marc and his family live on a farm outside the Aurora city limits. He is native third generation and his family has lived in the Aurora community since 1900. He grew up on a 100-year old farm. His farming days began at an early age with his dad.
Marc currently is the farm facilities manager at OSU's North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora. Since 2013 he has served on the Canby FFA board and has been vice president since 2015. He is also an Oregon youth ATV master instructor as well as youth tractor safety training instructor. The family is also active in 4-H.
Marc's father set an example by serving 20-plus years as a Canby Fire Board member, with several of those years as president of the Canby Fire Board.
Marc has served on the Aurora Fire District Board since 2008. He was vice president 2010 to 2015 and board president 2016 to present. He values the Aurora Fire District and the firefighters. He knows it's a privilege to serve on the board and puts the district's interests first.
Through his years of services to our community, Marc has earned the respect and support of so many people.
Please vote Marc Anderson for Aurora Fire District director position No. 4.
Hartley brings experience, new voice to the Aurora Fire District board
Ballots have arrived! Voters have two important choices: Aurora Fire board directors and the Aurora Fire option levy.
When two-year position No. 4 became available on the Aurora Fire District board, Fred Hartley filed first. Having served on the board myself for 25 years, I am glad to see this fine member of our community step up to fire board service. Fred's four years on the Donald City Council and his years of public service on city boards and commissions, demonstrate his diligence and work ethic. During my service on the Donald Planning Commission, I saw Councilor Fred Hartley and Mayor Daroll Nicholson work together to find solutions, make tough budget decisions, and work through many challenges facing our growing city.
I am also supporting the Aurora Fire District option levy. Volunteers and students serve our growing community, but there should be at least one professional responder on every call. This levy is critical for maintaining the high level of service that we expect. It will help to keep Aurora and Donald safer.
Join me in supporting Fred Hartley and the Aurora Fire District option levy this election. Thank you!
Former Aurora Fire District