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EMS funds allotted

By Staff | Oct 27, 2010

Members from the Middlebourne EMS attended the commission meeting on Tuesday morning to request funds left over from last year’s budget to help with expenses to carry them until next year.

Katy Wells informed the commissioners that $3,000 of last year’s allotment is needed to cover expenses.

Wells said it is costing the Middlebourne EMS $700 a month in diesel fuel to run two ambulances. She also said the money will go toward bills. She presented the commissioners with a spread sheet detailing the bills acquired each month.

According to Wells, one of the biggest expenditures Worker’s Compensation, which is costing $65,000 a year.

Middlebourne EMS made 45 ambulance runs last month, In 2009, the squad made approximately 500 runs total.

“It’s absolutely necessary that we keep the ambulance services in operation,” Commissioner Robert Wable stressed.

The commissioners approved the request for the allotment of $7,500 to the Middlebourne EMS. Should the proposed levy pass, those funds will be effective in September or October of 2011.

Janet Wright from Union Bank also attended the meeting to discuss the flood plain maps. She provided the commissioners with a map from a resident in Tyler County and stated that the resident’s barn was located in the flood zone but his house is not.

Tyler County Assessor Jackson Hayes stated that the maps have changed and the state is mandating the flood insurance.

A special workshop meeting will be held in the future to explain the new mandates.

Vice President John Stender reported on the Project Sharing Program meeting he attended and the motion was approved to pay the dues in the amount of $500. The Commission also approved a motion to send $1,000 to the Project Sharing.

Candy Warner reported on the requests from the judges for the improvements to the courtroom. The deadline for the grant application is Dec. 1. The grant in the amount of $100,000 can be used for improvements to the courtroom. According to Smith, the grant requires a 20 percent match.

The next commission meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Nov. 9 at the Tyler County Courthouse.