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Shop local 2

Posted Sunday, March 9, 2008, at 6:43 PM

My response to a post by writerintraining left out some important information. "Writer" wondered why the Saline County Commission had allowed the health department and ambulance district to build new buildings he or she felt were too elaborate and too expensive. In my response, I failed to point out that the Saline County Health Department and Saline County Ambulance Districts are independent of the commission. Each of these organizations is governed by an independent, elected board. The Health Department has been financed by a property tax of 14 cents per $100 of valuation since the department's separation from the County Commission in the election of August 2004. The Ambulance District is also financed by property tax.


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I respectfully apologize, I posted a response in the first Shop Local blog prior to reading this entry.

Again Kathy, thank you for providing needed information. As a taxpayor, we just want to know how and where our dollars are spent.

I enjoy the wonderful conversation and learning from these posts.

-- Posted by writerintraining on Sun, Mar 9, 2008, at 8:06 PM
Kathy Fairchild's response:
No apology required - I had to put up another post because our blogs aren't set up for us to correct a post, once it's online, and I thought it was important to include the information I missed in the first response.

Your comments are very much appreciated. Keep writing!



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Kathy Fairchild received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration in 1986 from Marycrest College, Davenport, Iowa. She is also a 2003 graduate of the paralegal program at New York University. She moved to Marshall in 2006, following a career of more than 30 years with the world's largest farm equipment manufacturer. She is an Air Force brat and grandmother of four.
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