Genoa Twp. opposes county EMS presence

Genoa Twp. opposes county EMS presence

There are 9 comments on the ThisWeek Community Newspapers story from Aug 20, 2011, titled Genoa Twp. opposes county EMS presence. In it, ThisWeek Community Newspapers reports that:

Citing a potential duplication of services and a waste of taxpayer dollars, Genoa Township trustees on Aug.

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Fill

Delaware, OH

#1 Aug 21, 2011
Genoa started this problem when they kicked the county out of their building. They are the ones who tried to manipulate the system and services. They are the ones who are costing the taxpayers, not the county.
fleecing of america

Delaware, OH

#2 Aug 23, 2011
Genoa township fire department is lying, stealing from it's taxpayers. All in the business know the truth,except the property owners who keep getting more taxes put on them for a service that has been provided to them by the County longer then the Fire departments own existance. It would be nice if the property owner got the truth and nothing but the truth. If Genoa Township FD did not lie to the people and say they needed more fireman, when what they really wanted was more paramedics to do EMS. They could still run as a volunteer Fire Department like they used to. Look at the real run stats. They have less house fires now, then they did when they were volunteers. Too bad, cause they still burn it to the ground. The Fire department is the one asking for money to duplicate a service already provided. Who's fleecing whom???
Dell

Delaware, OH

#3 Aug 23, 2011
Genoa township is almost as annoying as Berlin. I wonder if being in close proximity has caused atrophy in sanity. Genoa is the one that caused the "problem".
Common Sense

Delaware, OH

#4 Aug 23, 2011
If Genoa is so worried about duplication of services they should stop running medic crews. Delaware County has 10 EMS stations located strategically throughout the county. When one medic is busy the others provide coverage to that area and they provide it at lower cost and higher quality. Fighting fire requires a different mindset than providing medical care. Delaware County EMS focuses solely on EMS. Delaware County was providing EMS service to Genoa Twp before Genoa Fire Dept. ever existed.
detective

Columbus, OH

#5 Aug 24, 2011
Let's see, four posts all from a Delaware ISP that are critical of the township's stance. They know the number of county stations around the county and use jargon like run stats. We hear you loud and clear county EMS, you don't want Genoa encroaching on your turf. Now find some Genoa residents that actually agree with you. I'm a township resident with full confidence in our FD. If I'm paying for the services then let me decide.
Genoa Resident Too

Delaware, OH

#6 Aug 24, 2011
detective wrote:
Let's see, four posts all from a Delaware ISP that are critical of the township's stance. They know the number of county stations around the county and use jargon like run stats. We hear you loud and clear county EMS, you don't want Genoa encroaching on your turf. Now find some Genoa residents that actually agree with you. I'm a township resident with full confidence in our FD. If I'm paying for the services then let me decide.
No one said that the township does not have the right to pay more for fire service. No one said that the residents could not choose to pay more for the service. Genoa residents made the choice, and they alone are the reason for trying to push the county out. Truthfully, Genoa just wants to have control. Grow up. Soon we will have one county government, and the townships will be dissolved. The petty infighting can stop.
Blimey

Pickerington, OH

#7 Aug 25, 2011
For the overbloated, over-funded, outdated Delaware EMS program and the people it employs (whose protest notes are posted above), this is nothing more than a selfish turf war. For everyone else, it's a question of keeping our taxes low and making local government more efficient by eliminating unnecessary duplication of services. Our three Republican county commissioners just don't get it. Making matters worse, they're placing the EMS station at the wrong site and are already facing a 100% cost overrun. The EMS program is running our elected officials, not the other way around. It's time for two big changes: eliminate the countywide EMS tax and then elect three new county commissioners who will represent the taxpayers over publicly-funded special interests.
Carol

Delaware, OH

#8 Aug 26, 2011
Blimey wrote:
For the overbloated, over-funded, outdated Delaware EMS program and the people it employs (whose protest notes are posted above), this is nothing more than a selfish turf war. For everyone else, it's a question of keeping our taxes low and making local government more efficient by eliminating unnecessary duplication of services. Our three Republican county commissioners just don't get it. Making matters worse, they're placing the EMS station at the wrong site and are already facing a 100% cost overrun. The EMS program is running our elected officials, not the other way around. It's time for two big changes: eliminate the countywide EMS tax and then elect three new county commissioners who will represent the taxpayers over publicly-funded special interests.
Yawn, just more BS. Genoa caused the problem because they want to be in control. If they didn't suck so bad, the county wouldn't have to step in. But alas, they cannot even run their own duplicate service. It is sad really. They are the ones costing their residents more money.
Delaware County Fireman

Loudonville, OH

#9 Nov 3, 2011
"If Genoa Township FD did not lie to the people and say they needed more fireman, when what they really wanted was more paramedics to do EMS. They could still run as a volunteer Fire Department like they used to."

Wow, another socialist conservative, aka the Tea Party. "I want something for nothing." It's amazing who is fleecing who. You want people to come to your house or find you on the street, take care of you at the risk of their own life, and you want them to do it for free? You don't want to pay for a service, but you want one provided to you. Amazing....

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