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EMS Advisory Council Hosts Town Hall Monday Night in Rockford

The Floyd County EMS Advisory Council continues to host town hall meetings in advance of November’s vote on a resolution to declare emergency medical services (EMS) as essential services.

If the measure is approved, it would allow the County to use a combination of a property tax and income surcharge to raise up to $556,000 a year for 10 years, with revenue going to fund the various ambulances and first responders who provide service in the County.

In summarizing town halls to date, Advisory Chair and Charles City City Councilman Patrick Lumley sayseveryone deeply cares about EMS within Floyd County and at a state level. As expected, the majority of the questions asked during the past week have been on the overall cost, how the costs will be collected as the collection of property tax and state local option income surtax are collected at different intervals, oversight of the costs, left over generated revenues, etc.”

Lumley adds they expect the same line of questions into October.

The EMS Council has scheduled a series of town halls to educate voters how the resolution works, what it means to future EMS services, and how the tax could be assessed. 

The Council hosted a town hall meeting at the Rudd Fire Station Sunday and will host another session Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Rockford Fire Station. There’s also a town hall at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the NIACC Center in Charles City.

The complete schedule can be seen below.

 

Floyd County EMS Tax Levy Town Hall and Civic Organization Schedule as of 28 September 2022

Completed

21 September 2022 – Marble Rock Floyd County EMS Tax Levy Town Hall

26 September 2022 – Charles City Fire and EMS Personnel Floyd County EMS Tax Levy Presentation

27 September 2022 – Nora Springs Floyd County EMS Tax Levy Town Hall (1 of 2)

28 September 2022 – Greene Town Hall Floyd County EMS Tax Levy Town Hall 

Upcoming

02 October 2022  

Rudd Floyd County EMS Tax Levy Town Hall

Location: Rudd Fire Station 5:30 PM

EMS Advisory Council Attendees – Brandy Molitor, Dave Luett

03 October 2022  

Rockford Floyd County EMS Tax Levy Town Hall

Location: Rockford Fire Station 7pm

EMS Advisory Council Attendees – Brandy Molitor, Dave Luett

06 October 2022 

Charles City Floyd County EMS Tax Levy Town Hall (1 of 2)

Location: NIACC Center 7pm

EMS Advisory Council Attendees – Roy Schwickerath, Dawnett Willis, Patrick Lumley

13 October 2022 

Charles City Knights of Columbus EMS Tax Levy Presentation

Location: Knight of Columbus Hall 6:45pm

EMS Advisory Council Attendees – Roy Schwickerath

 

13 October 2022 

Charles City VFW EMS Tax Levy Presentation

Location: Charles City VFW 630pm

EMS Advisory Council Attendees – Patrick Lumley

17 October 2022 

Charles City Rotary Floyd County EMS Tax Levy Presentation 

Location: Elks Club Noon

EMS Advisory Council Attendees – Roy Schwickerath, Dawnett Willis

17 October 2022 

Floyd Town Hall, Floyd & Colwell EMS Tax Levy Town Hall

Location: Floyd Fire Station 7pm

EMS Advisory Council Attendees – Dawn Staudt, Patrick Lumley

18 October 2022 

Nora Springs Floyd County EMS Tax Levy Town Hall (2 of 2)

Location: Nora Springs City Hall 7pm

EMS Advisory Council Attendees – Dave Luett, Patrick Lumley

20 October 2022 

Charles City Floyd County EMS Tax Levy Town Hall (2 of 2)

Location: NIACC Center 7pm

EMS Advisory Council Attendees – Roy Schwickerath, Dawnett Willis, Patrick Lumley

26 October 2022 

Nashua Floyd County EMS Tax Levy Town Hall 

Location: Nashua Fire Department 7pm

EMS Advisory Council Attendees – Patrick Lumley (John Ott Hosting)

 

28 October 2022

Charles City Lions Club Floyd County EMS Tax Levy Presentation 

Location: Floyd County Museum (2nd Floor) Noon

EMS Advisory Council Attendees – Roy Schwickerath, Dawnett Willis

TBD 

Elks Club Floyd County EMS Tax Levy Presentation

Location: Elks Club 6pm

EMS Advisory Council Attendees – Roy Schwickerath, Dawnett Willis, Patrick Lumley

 

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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