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By Ray LaFond
Goldendale 

New EMS District has more hoops to jump through

Letter from the Community

 


To the Editor:

As most of you know, Klickitat County established an Emergency Medical Service District (EMS) early this year. Formation was dependent upon the passage of a regular tax levy in the amount of 30 mils (.003 percent of the current assessed property value); the levy passed on the August primary ballot with a nearly 70 percent yes vote.

But first let us go back a bit. Each of the hospital districts were having problems funding their Advanced Life Support ambulance services; in fact, they were falling short a combined total of nearly $500,000. They petitioned the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to form an EMS district under the provisions of RCW 36.32.480; after much discuss...



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