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Saunders, Kays pose threat to Sister Lakes services

Published 10:42pm Wednesday, August 1, 2012

To the editor:

It was very encouraging to read Ms. Rowe’s comments supporting Commissioner Ed Goodman, elaborating on the good work he does for the county, and I am pleased we agree on this point.

I also have been impressed in his open, honest and sincere interest in the welfare of the residents of the area.

However, her previous article supporting Mr. Saunders was a bit disappointing.

There is a very big question whether he can be given credit for all the “so-called great” things she mentioned as his accomplishments.

However, we can say positively he was very instrumental in manipulating the Sister Lakes Ambulance service to the side lines and promoting the Coloma Ambulance service to a position of special status.

Even though Sister Lakes Ambulance had no customer complaints, which is not true of Coloma Ambulance, it is difficult to understand the motivation for doing this.

Some folks may not be aware this could result in a longer response time and  higher individual charges, more than twice regular rates, for Coloma Ambulance service.

If Mr. Bill  Saunders and Bill Kays are  reinstated as supervisors in their respective townships on Aug. 7, there is a very strong  possibility that our good Sister Lakes Ambulance service will be permanently eliminated andeventually quite possibly the Fire Department.

George Haley

Sister Lakes

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