Fire chief responds
McCook Fire Chief Marc Harpham clarified several points made in an Open Forum letter earlier this week. He said $6,000 was budgeted for two laptop computers, and remains in the budget, not $12,000 as listed in the letter. In addition, an administrative assistant position questioned by one councilman has been in place five years, and discussion was over combining the position with others. "It's a bare-bones budget," he said, and he invited anyone with questions to give him or other department heads a call.