In Nov. 20-26 Issue
During the past few weeks much has been stated and reported concerning our ambulance service, including the resignation of the director.
This has left a very strong overview of being nothing but old time politics.
We are aware that politics has always played a major role in practically everything we do from this level all the way to the national level.
But, because it does and because it has, is no reason for it to continue.
We are not proclaiming to be an expert on the operational part of our ambulance service. But, we served on the original board that established our first county ambulance service here and we have watched it progress through the years.
Mark Coots, in all appearances, has served the ambulance service well, guided it through some tough years and left the post with the county service in excellent condition.
Personalities and politics should not be the gauge, performance should be the priority.
County Judge Mickey Garner is calling for the resignation of the board chairman, Beckham Wilson. From what we have been told it appears Judge Executive Garner is dissatisfied with the way in which Wilson has been conducting the meeting and disagrees with the operational procedures he has been using.
If this is the case, Judge Executive Garner and our County Attorney should assist Williams with any procedural measures that need be corrected instead of calling for his resignation in an open public and political maneuver.
It is getting more and more difficult to get qualified people to serve on our county and public boards and etc. These people serve without compensation and actions such as this only make it more difficult to get qualified people to serve.