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Thank you for your input. -5 Vote up Vote down Love Check Points · 312 weeks ago http://fluoridealert.org/content/communities/ I am against using it. Report Reply 1 reply · active 312 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 312 weeks ago Dear “Love Check Points” We don’t care. Signed Wellington City Council. Report Reply -6 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 312 weeks ago Big brother knows best…… Report Reply 0 replies · active 312 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 312 weeks ago I seriously dont want anyone other than scientific knowledge types making decisions about our water. How many times the past few years have we received notice that “our water was found to be in violation” printed on the backs of our bills? This council is not qualified and neither are the residents really. This isn’t a taste test anyway…we fail that hands down! Report Reply 0 replies · active 312 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 312 weeks ago I like when fluoridation issues arise because it makes it easy to find the morons. Report Reply 0 replies · active 312 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down guest · 312 weeks ago I like it when things float in the water from the tap and taste funny, says no one ever. Report Reply 0 replies · active 312 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down craig · 312 weeks ago Our water is basically dreadful … pseudo Swamp goo… and way overpriced – but at least it will be better for our children’s teeth if we pour fluoride into it? Come on, folks! Report Reply 0 replies · active 312 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Seriously · 311 weeks ago The Mayor has never voted in favor of the people. Nice guy……brainwashed Mayor. Report Reply 0 replies · active 311 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Wellington City voters will not be voting this November whether or not to continue the fluoridation of municipal water.The council did not have a majority required to pass an ordinance which would have placed fluoridation as a referendum during the Nov. 4 general election.The vote ended in a 3-3 deadlock with Mayor Roger Stallbaumer declining to cast the needed fourth vote to pass the ordinance. Those voting â€œyesâ€ for an election vote were John Tracy, Jim Valentine and Jan Korte. Those voting â€œnoâ€ against putting it on the ballot was Vince Wetta, John Brand and Kelly Green.Wellington has been fluoridating its water supply since Jan. 3, 1980 when it was passed by an ordinance. For the past 34 years, Wellington has put in one part fluoride to a million parts water.Â Tracy said at a work session a month ago that fluoridation needed to be approved by the voters because recently there was interest by several individuals hoping to end the practice.At Tuesdayâ€™s meeting he stated:â€œI have received some correspondence in favor (of a vote) and correspondence against. To me it is not an issue if fluoride is good, but about giving the public a choice. One of the e-mails I received said it best, â€˜the communities that fluoridate the water by ordinance instead of public vote is effectively medicating our citizens without their permission.â€™ I couldnâ€™t agree more.â€Brand responded:â€œI respect your position, but that is a gross exaggeration saying that we are medicating the public.â€He then read several health studies for the fluoridation of water which included endorsements from the American Dental Association, the Center of Disease Control, U.S. Surgeon Generalâ€™s office, and Oral Health America.â€œI donâ€™t think this should go to a public vote because the people it protects the most are the people who canâ€™t vote because they are not old enough,â€ Brand said.Valentine asked how long they have been putting fluoride in toothpaste and Dr. Gwen Stalcup, who was in the audience, said since the 1950s.When the vote was taken, Stallbaumer had to break the tie and immediately voted no. But City Attorney Mike Brown and interim City Manager Shane Shields had to confer for a few minutes whether or not a mayor can cast a negative vote according to Kansas State Statute.It was determined a mayor can only cast a positive vote. Stallbaumer then stated: â€œI decline to say yes.â€Follow us on Twitter.
PACS turns over 18 bikes to NCHT.The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has presented 50 Yamaha-AG motorcycles to authorities of the Ministry of Health (MoH) for use to improve health delivery and access to social welfare services at the community level, a release has said.According to the release, the motorcycles, in particular, will be used by community health supervisors to enhance the supervision of more than 600 community health assistants who provide primary healthcare and other services to more than 230,000 residents of 525 communities in Bong, Lofa, and Nimba counties.The bikes, the release said, will also be used to improve health data collection and reporting in those communities. Additionally, health workers will use the bikes to help with timely reporting of disease outbreaks in the communities they serve.The motorcycles were provided by USAID through its Partnership for Advancing Community-based Services (PACS) project.Over the past three years, according to the release, PACS has supported the MoH to implement the National Community Health Assistant Program in the three USAID priority counties.PACS also provides technical and operational support to other agencies of government, including the ministries of Public Works and Gender, Child and Social Protection as well as civil society organizations (CSOs) to ensure the delivery of social welfare services.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)