Oops, I made a $100,000 mistake last week. I was only half right when I told you that the ambulance contract with CMH is expected to save the taxpayers of Cedar County $100,000 over what Cedar County would have paid St. John’s. The correct projected savings figure is $200,000 per year and it’s a six year contract. The district was already about $115,000 ahead of last year at the March meeting.
But if you help the 25 or so radicals recall all the board members who don’t agree with them so they can get rid of CMH, you won’t have to worry about those savings. And you might not have to worry about ambulance service at all if that happens. All the ambulance providers might decide that Cedar County is a bunch of nut cases best left alone. I know that Cox, Freeman and Cedar County Memorial declined to bid last time.
Just a little food for thought. I mean if service just as good or better at one third the cost doesn’t suit you, what will? Think about that before you sign petitions and vote.
- You might need a bigger rain gauge and higher banks on your creeks and rivers. I know that Sunday night lightning showed me our little creek out in the low bottom. The next morning I saw the leaves that Little Clear Creek left in another field.
Kimball slept through all the thunder and frequent updates from the weather radio. I didn’t.
We got three inches that night and two inches a night or two before. I forgot to look at the rain gauge to see how much we got Monday night. I would say that the drought is over, but I remember that Lloyd Bruce said that in the summer you are never more than two weeks away from a drought.
- I hear that the City of El Dorado Springs is progressing toward building a detaining pond east of the school baseball and football fields. The sooner the better. One engineer said it would stop half the flooding in the downtown area. I hope that more businesses will locate here if they aren’t afraid of furniture floating out the front door.
Detaining pond is the correct name – it will hold the floodwater a few hours and release it slowly to keep the tsunami from hitting downtown. That wasn’t a common word the last time downtown flooded. Might not be used correctly but you get the idea.
- Mary saw something unusual Sunday evening and again Monday morning – two red squirrels with blonde tails over by Miss Lillian Sunderwirth’s house. I told Mary they may have been customers who came back for a touch up.