Yesterday I took a friend to the post office to mail a package and it was closed. It was just before 5 pm and another resident came in. He was carrying the notice to pick up something and he was there the SECOND time, only to find the window closed during posted hours.
So today I called — 564-2749 — was told they’d be open and YES, they were!
Rumors about the post office closing are going around, as the building is for sale, currently asking $375,000.
I also talked to a resident the other day who suggested that Loretta cut the hours in April NOT because of late mail delivery as she stated on her notice, but to make up for the $10 minimum wage that became effective 1/1/17.
Now THAT would explain why Loretta REFUSES to pay employees to sort mail AFTER 5 pm — despite reducing the business hours by 12 hours/week in April when she changed the opening times from 9 am to 11 am.
Or is she cooking the books to make the building APPEAR more profitable?
How much did Loretta pay her employees last year? What kind of benefits do they get?
We need to increase postage to $1/letter to get mail service like DEVELOPED countries.
Congress needs to STOP subsidizing BUSINESSES at the expense of THE PEOPLE.
The weather has been great! A little rain here and there, it cooled off, but it’s also very HUMID. At almost 11 pm it’s 78 F outside, not bad at all.
Yesterday I didn’t get a lot of rain, it drizzled off and on, but apparently a couple miles over on Charles it rained pretty good and Peach was running. Meadview also got a lot more rain. Tomorrow we have an 80% chance of rain and we might get some real storms.
Here we are, in one of the most conservative areas in the entire country, and all they can do is RAISE TAXES.
I have had discussions with board member Charlotte Kiffer over a year ago about the fact that so many Meadview properties are NOT in the fire district. They’ll go for raising taxes INSTEAD of getting all of Meadview annexed and PERMANENTLY and SIGNIFICANTLY increase revenue so that we could STAFF the Meadview fire station.
Today, I asked about an update. Hope you’re sitting down:
They will form a committee!
It’s been over one year later, they have done absolutely NOTHING.
And then Walt Kiffer said that he read the statute about annexation and it starts with “Any resident can ….” and Walt suggested that *** I *** should do it!
It’s so easy that *** I *** could have accomplished annexation with NO money and no time. FYI, I’m not on a fixed income and have a look around here — see any ads?
So, according to Walt Kiffer, it would have been very easy for the fire board to annex all Meadview properties.
We don’t need a fire department to protect houses because it takes so long to get to a house and there are NO fire hydrants anywhere. However, they can save lives when they get people out of their cars after accidents. So there is a need for the fire fighters, but EMERGENCY MEDICAL is much more important.
Many people have died in Meadview since we lost our wonderful volunteer fire department in 2010 because the Meadview Morons (Steve Berg, Suzanne Newell et al) ousted fire chief Tom Little. He didn’t need a credit line, said he had a $100,000 in the bank when they forced him out. And what an outstanding job the MM did at bankrupting the district and then making the IDIOTIC decision to consolidate with Dolan Springs. Thanks so much, MM!
Some of those Meadview residents who died would still be alive today if they had received timely care. After a stroke, every minute counts!
I requested to add the separation of Dolan Springs from Meadview on the agenda for the next meeting.
Once all of Meadview is out of the district, we can form a NEW district with ALL Meadview properties — if that’s what Meadview wants. And then we can work with Dolan, but we’ll be fully staffed and at least we will not have to deal with the hostility by Dolan Springs board member Eric Terrill and other Dolan residents.
I actually got kicked out of the Dolan Springs Facebook group because I dared to post that Meadview needs services too! In Dolan is a group of people, VERY DUMB and very loudmouthed, constantly sucking up to the fire fighters and praising the fire department for doing such a wonderful job taking them to the hospital. Apparently there are several “frequent riders” who want to make sure they get priority service. And that IS what it comes down to, where do they go first and who do they treat and transport.
There have been many complaints about attitude and lack of competence.
Can you believe that there are reports of paramedics not wanting to transport patients to the hospital and telling them to DRIVE THEMSELVES?
I’ve had so much patience with LMRFD and this new board, but there is absolutely NO DOUBT that the fire board could not care less about Meadview. Soon you’ll be able to watch many hours of board meeting video at my new forum without ANY mention of the dire Meadview situation.
If I didn’t know that Steve Berg lives in Meadview, I would never believe it based on his performance on the board.
Very much like District 4 Do-Nothing Supervisor Jean Bishop — she hasn’t done a thing for Meadview, Dolan or LMRFD.
And no, Ms. Bishop, attending meetings (i.e. campaigning) and doing NOTHING doesn’t actually solve problems!
If we can’t get Meadview out of LMRFD, I may try to bankrupt it — the other way to get Meadview out. But I’d prefer to keep Dolan Springs going for the people of Dolan and for Meadview to get its share of assets too.
I have not had any time at all to look into fire district litigation. Seems to me like there ought to be thousands of communities just like Meadview and I’ll do some searching on a slow day.
Jay Fleming from Dolan posted recently that he would file a formal complaint and I’m going to look into that too. Problem is that the fire chief has to deal with that crap and I just found out today that he thought HE was to get the Meadview properties annexed. I told them that it was for the BOARD to do.
And as I previously posted, the board members don’t get paid and it’s no wonder they don’t do much, are totally unprepared when they get to meetings and are generally clueless. Today, Eric Terrill wanted to back out of the ambulance lease / purchase that the board had already voted on and approved and then contracted for. Eric, what’s going on with you?
Our only chance for good services is to go back to a mostly volunteer fire district for Meadview only.
FYI, in over a year, LMRFD recruited exactly ONE volunteer.
Eric Terril actually REFUSED my offer to volunteer to fix their website because I’m not in the fire district.
Can you believe it? I would have worked for FREE!
I also offered to BRING IN MONEY and to sign up Meadview residents NOT in the district for subscriptions.
It wouldn’t have cost them ANYTHING, I would have kept 50% and paid for all expenses. I made this offer because they said it’s TOO MUCH WORK for them to do. So I would have done all that work, paid for everything and given them 50%, and they declined my offer.
Of course they don’t need more money because they expect the people already in the district will vote FOR more taxes.
Just when I thought I’d seen it all. According to the Wall Street Journal article Why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery: … The U.S. Postal Service delivers the company’s boxes well below its own costs. Like an accelerant added to a fire, this subsidy is speeding up the collapse of traditional retailers in… Continue Reading
Finally some real rain and it cooled off too! 77 F outside right now at 3:30 pm. Love it! Until a few days ago my high inside was around 85 F, but it’s 87 F now and would be 89 by tonight if we didn’t have the storm. Hopefully I can get the house cooled… Continue Reading
Updated 6/29/17 after Loretta banned me from the hardware store. ————————————————————- Just when I thought I’d seen it all. Yesterday I made the 10 mile trip to the Meadview post office to mail a letter to Germany and I arrived around 4:30 pm: I was furious! I’m so incredibly busy, have no time or… Continue Reading
In response to my request for comments regarding my post Who filled the potholes on Rose? LMC and Unit 7 road update I had several emails with District 4 Supervisor Jean Bishop. This open letter is my most recent response and summarizes the issues. —————————————————————————- Ms. Bishop, What do you mean I “claim” ownership? As District… Continue Reading
Updated 6/25/17 with word on the street on the road destruction in Unit 7. ————————————————————————– Who filled the potholes on Rose at Smoke Tree? I’ve done some road work with my crew, but this is the first time EVER that I have seen the potholes FILLED as they should be by someone else. Not that… Continue Reading
Last Monday was another gruesome fire board meeting. It was scheduled for 1:30 pm, but it didn’t start till around 2 pm (when Steve Berg showed up with a box with papers from the chief) because the chief was assisting broken down tourists with a couple little kids and he let them sit in his… Continue Reading