PHD votes 3-2 to approve contract with fire

San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 commission voted three to two Tuesday, November 12 to approve a contract that gives San Juan Island Fire District administrative control of  San Juan EMS. Mark Schwinge, Michael Edwards, and Rebecca Smith voted aye. Warren Appleton and Anna Lisa Lindstrum voted no.

The audio recordings of the meeting are online at

What happens next is unclear since Fire Commissioner Bob Harman had earlier told the PHD that his board wouldn't sign the contract if the vote wasn't unanimous.

We'll have a more detailed article later this week.

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  • Mark Fishaut MD FAAP
    Mark Fishaut MD FAAP Wednesday, 13 November 2019 07:32 Comment Link

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    Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
    And on the pedestal, these words appear:
    My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
    Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
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