Recap: Last night’s Interlocal (Medic One) Board Meeting addressed District 15 arrears and lack of response, union contract negotiations, and the 2017 budget.
Lewis County Interlocal District 15 (Winlock) has not replied to requests for some $30,000 in outstanding payments as far back as 2015. Current figures for 2016 service were unavailable at the meeting. Efforts to communicate with District representatives have yielded only signed receipts for certified letters sent in June 2016.
Seven full-time medics currently serve the 5 Districts, with contract negotiations underway. Proposed raises are conservative, both administrators and union interests focussed on retaining qualified personnel. Any savings realized by reducing staff would be more than lost to overtime and outside service costs.
Budget figures for 2017 from each district totaled about $287,000, a projected shortfall of some $35,000. Cost-cutting measures include delayed vehicle replacement. One member observed the 2017 budget deficit would be neatly disposed of by collecting from District 15.
Meeting adjourned 8:25 p.m. Lewis County Interlocal (Medic One) Board meets 7 p.m third Tuesdays at Toledo Main Fire Station.
Today: Toledo Lioness Club meet third Wednesdays monthly at Toledo Community Library. Dessert 6:30 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. Discover the benefits of membership and make a difference in your community. On Facebook.
Also tonight: Cowlitz Prairie Grange will host “Meet the Candidates” event 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Grange Hall. Refreshments follow. Contact Tom Boone, (360)266-7055.
Tomorrow: Toledo Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. Public invited.
Also: Toledo School Board meets 7 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Middle School Library. Dates may change if on or near a federal holiday. Call (360)864-6325 with questions.
Do the right thing: Cat’s Meow SNAP! Of Lewis County still has room on their October 24 Roundup, more November 7. Load up at 611 NW State Avenue in Chehalis 3 - 5 p.m. Low-cost spay/neuter services for SW Washington cats. On Facebook.
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