Emergency medical treatment and transportation. The county’s emergency service agencies should continue to develop and refine communication and coordination procedures with the volunteer fire department that will minimize the time required to transport EMT personnel to the island and to transport patients off the island.
Community Center building. Investigate the possibility of acquiring, by a combination of donation and purchase, a centrally located piece of property for the construction of a multipurpose meeting room to serve the increasing need of various island organizations for meeting space and to meet the needs of the entire community for a central location for a variety of social and civic functions. The tract on which this facility is located would then also serve as the storage site for the volunteer fire department’s equipment.
11. Taxes and costs of county services. It should be determined what county services should be provided to LGI out of the existing tax structure applicable to island properties and which county services would require additional sources of revenue. To the extent that services are required beyond those whose costs should be covered by the existing tax structure, a variety of financing devices such as user fees should be explored.