Too many questions with Far West
It’s nice to see that most residents of the Foothills don’t want to annex to the city. We have choices if we want fire protection or pay when the emergency happens, we have three different garbage companies to choose from or share with your neighbors.
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, Yuma County road crews and Rural/Metro are all doing a fine job.
City Administrator Greg Wilkinson said that our taxes would go up because the increase would then offset the savings in fees for emergency and fire than paying Rural/Metro. When would that happen? The city just started up their ambulance service and you talk about grandfather clauses. Was it about three years ago a part of the county annexed to the city and you promised the 4-H kids that they could keep their farm animals, but a few weeks later the city reneged on that?
Mr. Tallman, the spokesman for fire and rescue, said on TV that there are other issues than the sewer problem. What are they and do they fall under fire and rescue?
Far West has always had problems with the sewer until they were forced to upgrade to state standards a few years ago. When the city of Yuma upgraded and built their new plant, who paid for that?
First let’s see if Far West meets their requirements and see where that goes because there are still too many unanswered questions of why to annex to pay more taxes when we have choices of living in the country and not having our choice made for us though taxes.