To the editor:
Sunset Beach Town Council wants you to believe the town’s second fire station was free. Sunset Beach taxpayers paid $275,000 for the land, $300,000 for the grant and $225,000 each year to staff the facility (two staff each shift, including employee benefit costs). Moreover, the staff is legally restricted against extinguishing any fires until additional help arrives because of safety regulations. The total cost for this incomplete service is $1.25 million.