Dane inches closer to joining Lodi EMS; per capita assessment vote stalls

  • Source: Lodi Enterprise
  • Published: 11/15/2018 01:41 AM

The Lodi Area EMS Commission met Monday night, and made mixed progress on a couple of long-simmering issues among the three municipalities — the Town of West Point, Town of Lodi, and the City of Lodi—that make up the body. Discussions to change the assessment structure, from a 40-40-20 share to a per-capita basis appear to have stalled for now, as the sides agreed to continue negotiations. West Point has been pushing for the change for about a year, saying its residents pay more than $20 per resident than other members of the district. Both the Town of West Point and the City of Lodi vouched support for the per capita assessment, citing it as the only fair way to levy the tax. “It’s obvious to me that West Point has been overpaying compared to the town and the city,” said West Point supervisor Matt Zeman. “We are looking forward to a new contract being signed before September 2019.” But Town of Lodi Chair Tom Marx said negotiations should continue, as there are outstanding issues to be settled. “What we’re negotiating is how the cost be divided between three municipalities,” said Marx.


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