Category Archives: Fire District – LMRFD

LMRFD fire board meeting rescheduled to next week

I just called them as the only info at http://lmrfd.org/agendas-and-minutes/ are the FEBRUARY minutes.   So the regular meeting was rescheduled to next Monday 4/24 at 1:30 pm in Meadview at the MCA.

The website still has all that false info such as Meadview having a fully staffed fire station.   One of these days somebody is going to sue when they find out that there is only one guy SOMETIMES in Meadview and that we have no ambulance service at all up here, have to wait for the ambulance to come up from Dolan or wherever it is.

They’ve been talking about ambulance calls being down at previous board meetings. Most Meadview residents drive themselves to the hospital or have friends/family drive them.

LMRFD fire board meeting tomorrow 2/27/17 in Dolan Springs

NEW meeting time and place:

1:30 pm Dolan Springs Chamber of Commerce 2/27/17 (not in Meadview as scheluded.)

The regular meeting was scheduled for last Monday, another one of those stupid shopping holidays they should just do away with.  Of course I didn’t know it was a holiday, but I went to check the LMRFD website for meeting info.  As usually, there was no useful info whatsoever.  I got to read the same FALSE claims of two staffed fire station, despite my repeated requests to update LMRFD.org with CURRENT information (the Meadview station hasn’t been properly staffed since 2012 and is closed at least half the time.)

I called the Dolan station, the fire fighter who answered said Karen wasn’t in and he knew nothing about the board meeting.   Then I drove to Meadview for the meeting and when nobody was at the Meadview station and at the MCA, I checked the post office.  It was closed (holiday.)

I checked the announcement board at the Meadview post office and there was absolutely NOTHING about the February fire board meeting.

All the info at the post office was about the JANUARY meeting.

On Tuesday I called the Dolan station again and I was told that before the weekend the info about the rescheduled meeting was sent to Meadview for posting.  HUH?   Are all these Meadview people involved with the fire district imbeciles?

This is a CONSTANT problem!

Meetings are scheduled or rescheduled with NO notice to the public!

How can so many people be so incompetent they REPEATEDLY schedule meetings on holidays?

Please note that Karen declined my offer for assistance with the LMRFD website.  For specifics, a lot more background info and interesting discussion please read

http://highdesertdirt.com/blog/2017/01/20/the-1-19-17-lmrfd-fire-board-meeting-and-the-sorry-state-of-the-fire-district/

I still have high hopes for Karen as she did email me the agenda on Tuesday (better late than never), but it’s really a waste of her time.  Why not just add the subscribe button to LMRFD.org as I had suggested and post it all online instead of emailing a few select people?  EVERYBODY should be able to get the meeting info.

The first Meadview Frontier DSL customers already have “high speed” fiber optics internet.   I’m not one of those lucky ones and I don’t know how fast the fiber optics will be once everybody is on it, but as soon as I have faster internet I have quite a few fire board meetings to upload to youTube.

This IS a matter of life and death.

I’ve had way too many friends and neighbors die to allow imbeciles to refuse to restore fire and ambulance services for Meadview.

LMRFD fire district tax explained

Here is Rick’s tax bill:

LMRFD Mohave County tax bill
LMRFD Mohave County tax bill

EVERYBODY pays into the Fire District Assistance Fund. 

I do NOT know what happens with this money, but as you can see it’s very insignificant, under $10 for a $1,158 tax bill.

And that’s ALL most Meadview residents pay.

The $323.44 is the tax for our LMRFD fire district (Dolan Springs and Meadview).

I’m really sorry for Rick as he just joined and that’s really a lot of money.   And no way to get back out of the district!

We’re all very lucky that property values are so low now.  10 years ago it would have been twice as high.

So here’s a tip for people who want to join the district because they want to run for the board or otherwise want to be in the district without paying a small fortune and if you have a 2nd vacant lot.   Put the vacant lot into the district, the tax will be much less.

And there’s NO WAY that I will join the district unless EVERYBODY joins.  I would however subscribe if the fire district offered subscriptions.  My house is a lot smaller than Rick’s, so my taxes are much lower and I’d be willing to pay the 28% while I can afford it and while I want to support the district.

I’m less than impressed with the fire board’s efforts to properly staff and to provide TIMELY ambulance service for Meadview.

So far the ONLY action they talk about is to INCREASE the tax rate for the fire district.

Truck v. horse trailer on I-40

Close call on 1/21/17, it looks like the 5 horses survived. Wouldn’t it be something if our fire district LMRFD sent out press releases and posted videos as the Yucca fire district? Yucca has to be tiny compared to LMRFD! Why can THEY do it? My recent offer for help with their website was politelyContinue Reading

The 1/19/17 LMRFD fire board meeting and the sorry state of the fire district

Apparently our LMRFD (Lake Mohave Rancho Fire District) fire board is incapable of checking the calendar for holidays on the regular meeting date.  There was much confusion about this week’s meeting and I’m lucky I got 24 hours notice after I had inquired so I could attend and record the meeting. The new administrative assistantContinue ReadingContinue Reading

LMRFD meeting Monday at Meadview MCA

Last time I went to the fire board meeting in Meadview someone stole my hat! So be aware and watch your stuff. Also, my hat got stolen was because they LOCKED the entrance door and I couldn’t get back in after I got something from my truck. The fire board meetings MUST be open toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Fire district board elections next Tuesday

If you’re in the fire district, you’ll get to vote. In Meadview, that doesn’t make for many voters since MOST properties are NOT in the district. On 5/5 I hoped to be able to ask the candidates a few questions and first I attended the COM meeting.  Not too surprising, questions were NOT allowed.  AccordingContinue Reading

4/18/16 LMRFD board meeting in Meadview

Interim fire chief DeMaio is the best thing that happened to LMRFD in a long time.  Unlike arrogant administrator Flynn, he actually responds to my questions.   I realize that he just got the job and it will be a while until things run smoothly as Chief Moore was a complete waste of money and didContinue Reading