April 30, 2014 – SO LONG MR. TOM VINEYARD, FORMER CHIEF OF MONARCH FIRE
In another surprise move, the Union lost a second command officer when Chief Tom Vineyard followed former Assistant Chief John Borgmann in abandoning the Union and leaving the Monarch Fire District.
The Monarch Concerned Taxpayers are hopeful that the new chief will understand that his or her allegiance must be to the taxpayers and not the powerful Union Bosses. We believe this should be a major step in the right direction and applaud Vineyard’s decision to leave a job for which he didn’t even meet the minimum qualifications set by the Board that hired him.
We have to wonder why two Union puppets would leave in a short period. Could this mean the Union Bosses are losing control of our firefighters and paramedics who so capably serve us? We certainly hope so.
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Welcome to the website of the Monarch Concerned Taxpayers – a group of concerned taxpayers within the Monarch Fire Protection District who are tired of the wasteful spending by the Monarch FPD Board Directors Steve Swyers. Swyers has strong ties to the Union and are working to give out large raises and increase the tax burden on the taxpayer.