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Vote yes on Fire District 12 levy

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Dist. 12 EMS levy

Dear Editor;

We are writing to ask the voters in rural McCleary (Fire District 12) to please vote for EMS (Emergency Medical Service) ambulance/paramedics coverage in the upcoming special election in April. Rural McCleary (Fire District 12) has never passed an EMS levy. Not sure why, but my guess is it’s because folks are tired of paying taxes or don’t really understand that without passing a levy they won’t have emergency medical service.

The only reason we have coverage now is because the fire commissioners have been paying Fire District 5 to cover rural McCleary. Previously, they have submitted an emergency medical service levy only to have it fail. They can no longer afford to pay for this service out of fire funds.

If the special levy in April fails, we will NOT have ambulance coverage in rural McCleary. A levy failure not only affects the residents of rural McCleary, it affects anyone passing through the area on local roads such as Highway 8 and Highway 108 that lies within Fire District 12. A failure could also impact home and property sales as who wants to buy in an area with no emergency medical service.

Please take some time to go to a levy meeting to learn more about this very important vote. Levy meetings will be held on March 27 and April 10 … all on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the community center in McCleary.

Chuck and Linda Phillips

Mike and Marie Stoney

McCleary

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