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Meadview Octoberfest this Saturday

This Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm.

I have NO idea why the people of Meadview start drinking at 9 am.  Seriously???

The other day I was asked whether that’s 2 AM — a little late for most people around here.  But 2 pm — what can I say.   No wonder Meadview is dying, people have more fun in Alzheimers nursing homes!Octoberfest

10/16/17 LMRFD fire board meeting — FUBAR

It seems impossible for LMRFD to produce accurate minutes.

The LMRFD fire board meeting, as usual, started with Charlotte Kiffer pointing out mistakes in the minutes and corrections that had to be made.

Can’t a board member proof the minutes and email with corrections to be made BEFORE the meeting?   They always sit there READING docs at the meetings.

It was later addressed that docs are submitted to them on Friday or Monday just before the meeting and changes will be made to allow the board members to be better prepared.

Eric Terrill motioned to vote to approve the minutes AFTER the corrections had been made, next month because NOTHING is ever done RIGHT.

Apparently Charlotte was asking for a reason, as she later requested an executive session to discuss staff issues after pointing out the constant problems with the minutes and mistakes NOT being corrected as indicated in the meetings and not all items being added to the agenda.

According to the chief, they printed the old version and the changes were actually made. Shit happens everywhere, but at LMRFD that’s just how they do business.

Incredibly, they have to consult with the lawyer about scheduling this executive meeting, wasting MORE money on legal fees.

Charlotte Kiffer asked about year to date income, expenses and budgets.Continue Reading

County administrator Hendrix supports sales tax increase for ROADS!

Just when I thought I’d seen it all …

According to the Kingman Miner, Hendrix states that the County CAN improve our awful dirt roads, but we don’t have the funds.
https://kdminer.com/news/2017/oct/13/water-critical-issue-kingman/

• A quarter-cent increase in the sales tax is an “extremely powerful tool,” generating about $6 million a year, the county administrator mentioned. It was used to build the county administration office, the county jail and the sheriff’s office. And it would go a long way toward maintaining more than 2,000 miles of county roads, of which about 1,200 miles are unpaved. …

That’s contrary to Supervisor Jean Bishop’s statement right here last year:

8/18/16 Meadview meeting: how to get the dirt roads fixed

FROM SUPERVISOR JEAN BISHOP:

The July floods constituted a historic storm event. The rain measured at our weather station near Diamond Bar Road and Pierce Ferry Road was the highest ever recorded since the station was installed and was actually greater than a 100 year storm (a 100-year storm is a storm that has a one percent chance of occurrence in any given year).

The storms took a terrible toll on the roads. Unfortunately, most of the roads in Lake Mead City are not maintained by the County. And, for the County to accept them for maintenance, they would need to first be brought up to County Standards by those wishing the roads to be maintained. (Not by the County per ARS 28-6705)

28-6705. Public road and street maintenance ….

Who is lying?

I never believed that Mohave County was LEGALLY prevented from providing emergency aide to its rural residents and to clear the roads so that emergency vehicles could transport patients.

I emailed this link to Supervisor Bishop for clarification.

Ellen Reh-Bower’s LMRFD documents re tax increase, volunteers, Meadview annexation

Ellen Reh-Bower sent me these LMRFD documents for posting here, thanks! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire District Alternative Funding Committee Seeking volunteers to research and help pursue/organize revenue sources for the LMRFD outside of tax increases. A few possible avenues so far identified:* Fund raisers, ie: car washes, rummage sales, bake sales, pancake breakfasts,Continue Reading

Arizona condones pollution by miners for FOUR years!

Just when I thought I’d seen it all, I find out that Arizona allows miners to pollute what little water we have for FOUR (4) years with impunity! https://kdminer.com/news/2017/aug/03/arsenic-tainted-discharges-yavapai-county-creek-le/ Owners of a Bagdad-area mine that allegedly has been discharging thousands of gallons of arsenic-contaminated water per day into Boulder Creek faces three felony counts forContinue Reading

Rosie’s Den theft and arson AGAIN!

 From the Miner: Rosie’s Den blaze rekindled Thursday DOLAN SPRINGS – Another fire erupted Thursday at Rosie’s Den Café and Saloon on U.S. Highway 93, just three days after the popular travel stop was hit with possible arson and theft of the business safe. The dispatcher for Lake Mohave Rancho Fire Department confirmed that fireContinue Reading

UPDATE: Diamond Bar Road fatal accident | Kingman Daily Miner | Kingman, AZ

Source: UPDATE: Diamond Bar Road fatal accident | Kingman Daily Miner “… Rescue personnel were on the scene quickly and tried to save the driver, but were able to get the survivors to the hospital. There were also off-duty medical professionals from out of state who stopped and performed CPR, which played a huge factorContinue Reading

Roads update

Yesterday morning the County graded Charles and Glen, a week after the last storms resulting in an awful road right after they did the twice a year grading.  Yesterday afternoon it rained and it’s not quite as bad as before, but Charles sure sucks again. And that’s why I’ve been DEMANDING that the County allocateContinue Reading

WSJ: Post office subsidizes Amazon package deliveries

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 inContinue Reading

Who filled the potholes on Rose? LMC and Unit 7 road update

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 thatContinue Reading