THE HUNTER REPORT
UPDATE – MILITARY SURPLUS ACQUISITION
BY: PAT HUNTER
I have had requests for an update about the 'Free" Military Surplus equipment.
On July 17, 2013, after County Commission approved the FY 13-14 Budget, two months later, on Sept. 16, 2013, EMA-Homeland Director Daryl Smith appeared before the Budget Committee requesting $23,000 budget amendment to his $156,572 EMA-HLS Budget. Smith's handout included a Surplus Military Equipment list and Letter of Support from E-911 Chiefs (Sept. 10, 2013).
Interestingly, after a public records request was made by citizens, the inventory list indicated more Military Surplus Equipment than what was originally disclosed. So next time, county officials talk about how wonderful it is to get Free Military Surplus equipment, perhaps these same officials can explain why the public was mislead about the quantity, transportation, and maintenance cost of the 'Free' Military Surplus Equipment.
Please send me an email, if you would like an entire list/age of the Surplus Military Equipment (public records) .
|NUMBER SURPLUS EQUIPMENT||Budget Committee Meeting Sept. 16, 2013 - HLS-EMA Handout -||NUMBER SURPLUS EQUIPMENT||Records Request - Nov. 1, 2013 Surplus Equipment - 35 Items|
|1||32’ Boat Twin Evinrude 225 HP||1||32’ Boat Twin Evinrude 225 HP|
|2||Humvees - Armored|
|1||Humvee - Ambulance Red Cross|
|1||10 -Ton Truck||2||10 -Ton Truck|
|5||5-Ton Trucks||4||5-Ton Trucks|
|1||25 kW 3-Phase Generator||1||25 kW 3-Phase Generator|
|1||60 K BTU Environment||1||60 K BTU Environment|
|1||Aerbus Motor Home|
|1||1989 International Harvester Bus 28-passenger|
|1||Off Road Buggy|
|1||EZ Loader Boat Trailer|
|1||Tent-Modular General Purpose System|
|SOURCE: EMA-HLS LIST||SOURCE: RECORDS REQUEST|
FORT SMITH - E-911 LOUDON COUNTY, TN
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