By Patric Hedlund
Last Wednesday The Mountain Enterprise received a call (five days after our submissions deadline) from Rick Scott, who said he intended to hold a meeting regarding Measure K in Pine Mountain. Scott, who stated earlier that he retired after 20-years as a paramedic for Hall Ambulance, was agitated during the call and in a subsequent visit to our office. He said he is opposed to the measure.
Because Mr. Scott had called after 5 p.m. on Oct. 15, we were unable to verify that such a meeting was to be held, as he stated, in the clubhouse meeting room. We reported that fact in the small notice which—despite the late hour—we included in the issue as it was going to the printer.
According to a call from the PMCPOA general manager on Monday, Oct. 20, Mr. Scott is not a member of PMCPOA and is therefore not authorized to call meetings in the clubhouse facility. As we go to press this week, the PMCPOA spokesperson says that no meeting is scheduled with Mr. Scott for October 24 at the clubhouse.
If 2/3 of the voters in Pine Mountain agree, Measure K will enable an ordinance to assess each Pine Mountain parcel $70 so that Kern County Fire station #58 can establish and operate a firefighter-paramedic program. In May 2007 the Kern County Grand Jury stated that public health concerns made such a program advisable for Pine Mountain.
This is part of the October 17, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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