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Thursday, March 2, 2023
Crawford County Debating Help For EMS Volunteer Numbers
Crawford County is still considering a tax credit or some other incentive for emergency service providers.
Chairman Ty Rosburg says the board of supervisors debated how to recruit and retain local volunteers this week.
“We were curious about how that was going to affect the budget in years to come. The majority of the board really wanted to do a remake. Our numbers are down. I wish there was a way we could do an old Engine Squad 51. Recruiting went through the roof after that TV show,” said Rosburg.
He says rural departments only exist thanks to local volunteers. The supervisors will revisit the item again soon.
Rosburg says Summit Carbon Solutions seems to be listening to counties about a proposed pipeline project. He says one common concern is how it will affect the soil.
“We have had farmers here in Crawford County that even had water pipelines put through and you can see where and you can see where the difference in the soils even ten-plus years later. My granddad used to say our hills don’t always do the best but they always do and I’d like to keep it that way,” said Rosburg.
He also says initial negotiations between the sheriff and the teamsters union were productive.
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