|Calhoun EMS Director Josh Johnson told county commissioners Monday evening the
ambulance service is still trying to operate under the same financials established by a
levy about ten years ago. "Basically, it is getting more difficult each year with increased
costs," he said.|
The levy comes up for renewal by Calhoun voters on March 6, 2004.
Johnson said he is looking at asking for a small "cost of operation" increase for Calhoun
EMS. He will be discussing the proposal with the county's fire departments and return
with a recommendation at the December commission meeting.
- Reviewed budget problems being experienced by Calhoun 911, linked to decreasing
funding and large pay outs for equipment damage.
- Report on proposed 911 Center, proposal being completed by 911 advisory board to be
presented to Commission in December.
- Approved request by Prosecutor Matt Minney for obtaining an assistant prosecutor from
the Prosecutor's Institute, at no cost to county.
- Approved salary adjustments requested by the Calhoun Sheriff within his budget.
- Purchased a copy machine for the Sheriff's Department replacing inoperable copier.
- Discussion of E-911 addressing in Calhoun.
- Commissioner Weaver will attend workshop for courthouse improvement grants on
November 20 in Flatwoods.
- Commission will review and complete request for audit information for tobacco
- Approved a final draw-down for the Grantsville VFD.
- Reviewed grant writing and projects to improve Wayne Underwood Field.
- Diane Ludwig gave a report for Little Kanawha Area Development Corporation.
- Commission passed a resolution supporting the County Commission Association in efforts
to change the Managed Timberlands Bill, which gave tax breaks to large timber
corporations, taking money from West Virginia counties.
- The Commission is reviewing the renewal of the Charter Cable franchise, with many
local customers complaining about poor service.