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 assistant Karen used to work for the GV fire district and supposedly she maintained their website, but I don’t know whether it runs on WordPress as LMRFD.
They’re aware that the website is not working properly right and you can’t get to the old minutes and agendas.
Currently only the agenda for yesterday’s meeting shows up. I suspect that’s a problem with the plugin and I have no idea WHY they are using a plugin that can only cause problems instead of just a basic page to post the pdfs.
Karen can simply create a new page titled “Agendas and Minutes”, link to the existing files (media) and then UPLOAD the new pdf files on this page. It couldn’t be any easier, you can arrange the pdfs any way you like, but of course they should be in chronological order with the latest document on the top.
Then she needs to change in the link in the menu to the new page and that’s it!
The defunct email list for LMRFD important info such as board meetings.
Apparently the previous administrative assistant Nancy walked off the job and left no instructions, so Karen didn’t even know that there an email list for meeting info exists. And I really don’t understand why the board didn’t pay Ellen a few bucks to get Karen started, after all, Ellen was there for many years. Did she move away? Is she no longer reachable?
Of course at this point it would be much better if Karen simply added a BLOG SUBSCRIPTION plugin as you can see at the top right on this page (JetPack does it). This way it’s NO WORK for Karen to add and delete people and all she needs to do is POST on the front page about any events, meetings, etc. and ANYONE can subscribe and unsubscribe without one second of work for LMRFD. That’s how it SHOULD be done, with NEWS about meetings and other issues on the front page.
Karen needs UPDATE the WordPress installation and plugins as needed so it doesn’t get hacked again and everything continues to work as it should.
Karen should also install a SECURITY plugin (I’m using several), most are free, but I actually pay for a premium version with automatic backup prior to all updates. So if there’s a compatibility problem, you can quickly roll back and you don’t have to spend umpteen hours trying to fix it.
And of course the site needs to be BACKED UP daily, again, a plugin does that for me.
I’m going to send the link to this post to Karen and I’ll be happy to have a look and show her how to do this if she has any questions (no charge.)
The LMRFD.org website also provides all kinds of false information on the front page such as:
… We have 2 stations that are fully staffed under normal conditions. …
That’s a blatant lie and it needs to get fixed. This is a lawsuit waiting to happen!
People considering moving to or living in Meadview should NOT be mislead into believing that we have a functional fire and ambulance service here.
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