This man's check did not get lost in the mail.
Because this man voluntarily chose not to pay.
Let us not make up and create excuses for someone who made the voluntary decision not to pay for services.
Its obvious to me, and anyone who thinks about it really, that the residents of this county had two decades to elect officials that would either enact a better policy, or find funding to create volunteer fire departments in the area. The failure of the residents to do so shows that they were happy/content with this method of fire protection services. Who are we to tell them what they SHOULD do when it was obvious that they were happy and or at least content with it.