Yesterday I posted about the duct tape fire alarm on Rowe Street and Flint Avenue. Less than 24 hours later the issue was resolved WITH documentation by the Stoneham Fire Department (SFD):
Quite frankly, I don’t know why the rest of the town departments aren’t run like the SFD. I sat through a Board of Selectmen meeting on June 24th, 2014 in which the SFD gave a thorough presentation regarding the state of the department and how we fit in with the region at-large. I have NEVER seen such transparency as these men provided. Everything from how and where they spend their money, right down to how they SAVE us money by creatively avoiding overtime expenses.
This type of management and accountability model should be the standard in Stoneham, and as a community we should DEMAND nothing less.
SFD, you really are a team of heroes, both in terms of how you protect us and how you maintain your department. Thank you for all that you do.
DPW, please check in with SFD and ask them to show you how to run a department, as well as how to maintain accountability in a community-reporting tool like SeeClickFix. I commented all over the SeeClickFix site last night, but here’s an example of what I mean:
Street Lights ▶ Acknowledged
Fieldstone Drive Stoneham, Massachusetts • Show on Map
a and j chirichiello (Guest)
Street lights have been out for over a year. Fieldstone just beyond citation ave and several out on citation ave near #5. and # 9 or 11
Acknowledged Stoneham DPW 2 (Verified Official)
Thank you for reporting this request. One of our Public Works staff will take a look at the issue. If we need further information we will contact you via email by posting on your SeeClickFix Issue.
SeeClickYikes (Registered User)
Are we still fumbling blindly in the dark three and a half months later beyond the year the person reported? Why hasn’t this been updated?
about 10 hours ago