A citizen who is unhappy with fire department spending is suing a Michigan Township. Todd Bruning filed suit against Bedford Township claiming that agreements to give money to two firefighter associations is illegal.
Bruning, a former firefighter and frequent critic of the Bedford Fire Department, claims the Township’s agreements with the Temperance Firefighters Association and the Lambertville Firefighters Association violate the Michigan Constitution.
MonroeNews.com is quoting the complaint as saying that township funds given to the associations are “paying time and service bonuses, summer and winter bonuses to fire fighters and family members, buying birthday and retirement gifts, throwing holiday parties, buying dinners and drinks for members and officers during association meetings and paying for trips to sporting events and amusement parks.”
The suit does not seeking damages beyond costs and attorneys fees. More on the story.