1937-12-28 Election Set For Jan. 21 on Highland Fire District

mau3580 Member Photo

Clipped by mau3580

1937-12-28 Election Set For Jan. 21 on Highland Fire District - ELECTION SET Supervisor Told 6,000 Living'' In...
ELECTION SET Supervisor Told 6,000 Living'' In Highland Area Virtually Without Protection Formation of the Highland County Fire Protection district was approved by th board of supervisor yesterday. The board made one change in the proposed boundaries and ordered a special election to be held Jan. 21 on the proposal of creating the fire protection district. There were no protests filed with the board at the hearing against formation of the district which will include the Highland, Harlem Springe, Patton and East Highlands areas. The board excluded property of Patton state hospital from the district OFFICIALS APPOINTED The election will be held at the Knights of Pythias hall in Highland and the voting place will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Officiate appointed by the board are Lynn Brown, inspector; Miss Mary Richardson, judge, and Miss Elizabeth Seeley, clerk. The board approved the proposed district following a report from Z. P. Anderson, Stanley L. Poppett and Paul W. Nichols, county statistician. These are approximately 6,000 persons residing in the area and there are many residences and 10 citrus packing houses in addition to other valuable property which are now virtually without protection from firs, according to the report of the oommittee. VOLUNTEER COMPANY The only fire fighting system at present is a volunteer fire company in Highland which has two small hose carts and only a few fire hydrants. The state division of forestry protects the area but the nearest station is located in San Bernardino. If creation of the district is approved by the voters residing in the area, a modern fire engine will be purchased, trained firemen will be engaged and a station will be erected in a central location. FDR IN. 21 ON FIRE DISTRICT

Clipped from
  1. The San Bernardino County Sun,
  2. 28 Dec 1937, Tue,
  3. Page 12

mau3580 Member Photo
  • 1937-12-28 Election Set For Jan. 21 on Highland Fire District

    mau3580 – 26 Dec 2013

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in