In Aug. 14-20 issue By Greg Wells Times Journal Managing Editor
JAMESTOWN - It was one of the longest ambulance board meetings in at least the last few years, and some decisions were made, while others were delayed.
The board retained the services of Ronnie McGaha as the GIS mapping system coordinator. He will remain full-time and continue at his previous rate of pay for the next 60 days and then the position will be re-evaluated.
The board asked that those needing new 911 addressess call 343-6646. McGaha stressed that it takes about three-months to build a house, so plan ahead and don’t expect to call for an address and get it that day or the next.
There were also alterations approved by the board to clean up the wording of the inter-local agreement that moved the dispatch center under the auspices of the ambulance board.
The board however passed on considering the coming year’s tax rate, until the next meeting when hopefully there will be more information on how adding the dispatch services to the ambulance service’s budget would affect things.
Ambulance Service Director Mark Coots told the board the decision had to be made before October, so a delay to the next meeting would still give them the time necessary.
The dispatch center’s funds were rolled into the ambulance service accounts, with the approval of the board.
Two equipment maintenance agreements were approved and a report was delivered on the dispatch center by Sondra Wesley, who said they are on target to complete the enhanced 911 system, and have it running by September 30.
Three new part-time dispatchers were added to the staff.
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