Author Archives: Christine

7/23/18 next LMRFD board meeting

The next meeting is 7/23/18 at the Dolan Springs Chamber of Commerce, presumably at 1:30 pm, but the time is omitted in the minutes.

Chief DeMaio and chairwoman Cass entirely IGNORED my 6/10/18 request for various items to be added to the agenda. They didn’t even acknowledge my email.

So I just wrote:

Dear Chief DeMaio and Chairwoman Cass:

On 6/10/18 I wrote:

“So I am asking you to put the following items on the agenda for the next board meeting:”


Exactly WHAT do I need to do to get something on the agenda and to get a response to my emails?

Cash? Gifts? WHAT?

Or do you ONLY respond to formal complaints like Jay Fleming’s or to a summons?

Christine Baker


The nerve to want to annex all of Meadview (including MY property) while showing NOTHING but contempt for the public.  And not only contempt for the public, but also for board members.   Charlotte Kiffer has REPEATEDLY asked for corrected minutes to be provided in a timely manner for review (since Karen is the most useless administrative assistant and often just can’t get it right.)
The last meeting was nightmarish again.

From the 6/25/18 minutes:

2018-6-25 LMRFD minutes excerpt
6/25/18 LMRFD minutes excerpt

So, it’s now July and the APRIL minutes have yet to be approved.

I don’t know how Charlotte can stand it.
I don’t know why the other board members are not upset about this BS.

Theodora Kloeppen just volunteered for the vacant board position after Rick Sherwood resigned and I hope she’ll kick some ass and support Carlotte in her efforts to bring some reason to the madness at LMRFD.

I really don’t know why they don’t fire the chief, who is apparently for whatever reasons not capable of firing Karen Jackson.  There have been a gazillion executive sessions regarding the administrative assistant position, but nothing ever changes.

The icing on the cake, Karen Jackson actually backdates the minutes to avoid violating the AZ Open Meeting Laws:

Backdated 6/25/18 minutes
Screenshot of the backdated 6/25/18 LMRFD DRAFT minutes

In fact, Karen Jackson did not send the minutes out for posting until 7/16/18.

From the Arizona Open Meeting Laws

The minutes or a recording of the public session must be open for public inspection no
later than three working days after the meeting, except as otherwise provided in the
statute. A.R.S. § 38-431.01(D).

It’s one thing to be late with the minutes, but it’s much more serious to BACKDATE the minutes to make it look like LMRFD complies with the law.
And since this attempt to cover up violations of the Open Meeting Law is NOT an isolated incident, but minutes are routinely posted late, it’s about time to submit a formal complaint.
I would like to see CRIMINAL charges for trying to cover up these Open Meeting Law violations.

I wish my day had at least a hundred hours.

Next Monday 6/25/18 LMRFD meeting at the Meadview MCA

1:30 pm Monday at the MCA

I just looked at the agenda at — I don’t see the items I requested to go on the agenda a few weeks ago:

My open letter to LMRFD regarding the ongoing disarray

Am I not seeing it?

Long hot day today …

I would have posted the agenda here, but it’s not downloadable and not a pdf.

UPDATE: Ellen sent me the agenda and P & L and I posted them at the new forum:

The pdf agenda is downright beautiful compared to those ugly ass pictures posted at by the Karen Jackson, the world’s most incompetent administrative assistant ever.

My open letter to LMRFD regarding the ongoing disarray

It’s been TWO years since the new LMRFD (Meadview and Dolan Springs) fire district board took office. The good news is that LMRFD is not insolvent again. The bad news is the lack of transparency, constant state of confusion and strange things going on with the administrative assistant Karen and her complete and utter incompetence. Continue Reading

LMRFD fire board meeting next TUESDAY in Dolan Springs

Tuesday 5/29/18 1:30 pm at the Dolan Springs chamber. Lots of stuff going on: Discussion and action regarding: Acceptance of Resignation for LMRFD Board Member Rick Sherwood; effective June 18, 2018. (Cass) Rick is resigning?  Why? I was glad he asked some meaningful questions about the ambulance billing at the last meeting. I don’t knowContinue Reading

Meeting the needs of Dolan Springs 4/28/18

From the DSCC newsletter: April 28th a group of local citizens (Bob Waldorf and Debbie Bibi of Bibi’s Talent, Frank Geraci of Mohave Rancho Lumber, Jay Tschudy of Grand Canyon West Art Gallery) want to talk about “Meeting the Needs of Dolan Springs”.  What activities and programs should the community consider addressing and resolving? WhatContinue Reading

Undersheriff Trafecanty, ADOT and Animal Control on 4/14/18 at Dolan Springs DSCC hall

Updated 4/12/18:  From the DSCC newsletter: April 14th Town Hall Meeting at 11 am “So What do You Want to Know?”. Here is your chance to ask questions of Undersheriff Edward Trafecanty who will talk about programs that fall under his domain, including Animal Control; Les Henley, Public Works Engineer will talk about Pierce FerryContinue Reading

Why is LMRFD NOT charging for ambulance runs unless patients are transported?

This is the strangest thing. LMRFD does NOT charge when the EMTs don’t transport the patient. Is that crazy or what? A friend called 911 because he was in terrible pain, but it got better while the EMT assisted him and calmed him down. He had nothing but praises for the EMT. The EMT didn’tContinue Reading

2/26/18 LMRFD fire board meeting 11 am in Meadview

Agenda for Monday’s meeting in Meadview.  Note: Time changed to 11:00 a.m. 2018-02-26-LMRFD-Agenda Almost EVERYTHING is in executive session AGAIN! To shed a little light on the mysterious agenda items:d. Discussion and possible action regarding: Personnel Matter re: Correspondence re: Chief DeMaio; letter of complaint; public apology. Fire chief Tony DeMaio accused previous LMRFD administrativeContinue Reading