Update on the Ambulance council.
At Tonights meeting there was a contract presented to the council from the negotiating commitee. Our goal was to have something to turn over to the board of supervisors for approval and then take back to our councils. Unfortunately it did not pass out of our board tonight.
What does this mean? It means we have some work to do to find a solution to the EMS issue in this county. This is not a unique issue to us but it is an issue we have to deal with now. I reccomended tonight and will continue to reccomend that we make EMS an essential service in our county and we allow taxation for it. If we do not do this now or at least start the process now then when?
It is a real possibility that on July 1st our county may not have an ambulance service. There is currently no mechanism in place to pay for it.