On March 7, the Town of Crawford approved a lease agreement with the North Fork Ambulance Association on the space it uses at the town's maintenance building.
During discussion at its February work session, Mayor Wanda Gofforth explained the town and the association have had an informal agreement to share space. The association is seeking a grant to help fund its volunteers, and a written and signed lease was considered important for the grant application. Gofforth noted the lease would be in effect for as long as the association houses an ambulance in Crawford. If that changes, the agreement would no longer be in effect.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.