EMS Levy- The August 7 Primary Election Ballot will include an opportunity for the citizens of Stevens County Fire District #1 to vote on the current Emergency Medical Service in the South County. I am impressed with the management of Fire District # 1 that will permit them to provide the same services with no increase in demands on the citizens. The emergency services are critical to the safety and welfare of our community. We might not think the service is important until we need it. Many have testified how EMS personnel have saved their lives. I would encourage everyone to support the levy on August 7.
Commissioner Elections- The August 7 Primary Election Ballot will include only those candidates from District One. Mark Beck, Tom Hale and Wes McCart. Two of those candidates will move on to the November General Election where the entire county will elect one candidate as commissioner.
Stevens County Land Services Department has reduced staff recently to meet budget reductions. The position reduced was a plan reviewer. The department will be reorganized to include plan reviews with the Building Inspectors responsibilities. The reduction will slow down the plan approval process as well as building inspections.