User Login    
 + Register
TV Banner
News : County Commissioners Meet With City Of Trenton Over Ambulance Issues
Posted by Randy on 2014/6/2 9:42:59 (234 reads) News by the same author

Grundy County Commissioners met on Friday with representatives of the City of Trenton and offered to pay an additional $50 a month rent for the ambulance service to continue to be housed at the City's fire station building.
Click to see original Image in a new window

The Commission last month received a letter from Trenton City Administrator, Kerry Sampson, saying the City is unable to lease space for the ambulance at the fire station under the current terms---due to higher maintenance and energy costs. The letter said the City would be willing to enter into a new lease beginning July 1st with higher rent and the County sharing the utility costs based on square footage occupied---the same as the Law Enforcement Center. The County currently pays $1,150 a month rent. The letter from City Administrator Sampson in April requested a $300 increase in rent—plus sharing utility costs.

The County Commission is proposing a $50 increase in rent, with the utility costs continuing to be included in the rent. The Commission is proposing a monthly rent of $1200.

The County Commission also is proposing a 6 month period in which the lease can be canceled, instead of the current 60 day notice.

The City is to consider the Commissioners proposal after the County provides a written proposal of what the Commissioners said verbally in this morning's meeting.

The meeting was attended by all 3 Commissioners, County Clerk Betty Spickard, City Administrator Sampson, City Clerk Cindy Simpson, Fire Chief Rick Morris, Police Chief Tommy Wright, Community Development Director Ralph Boots, and City Councilmen Alan Quilty, Kenneth Ewing, Travis Elbert, and Jim Bush.

The meeting opened with Presiding Commissioner, Rick Hull, and Commissioner, Joe Brinser, providing much of the remarks about the County proposal. Trenton Fire Chief,
Rick Morris, also made several remarks. In addition, Sampson and members of the City Council participated in the discussion.

Prior to the close of the meeting, Commissioner Gene Wyant mentioned the statewide debate on whether or not tax cuts passed by the Missouri legislature will hurt counties and cities if they go into effect.

Regarding the county ambulance service being housed at the City fire station building, Commissioner Brinser said the preference is to have the ambulance service stay where it is , but the County is looking at other options if an agreement cannot be reached. The options include construction of another building.

City Administrator Sampson said the City also is looking at other options.

Fire Chief Rick Morris said he wants the ambulance service to stay at the fire station. He said it's good to have those emergency services under one roof. He said rising utility costs require being proactive. The Fire Chief also indicated he's been stressing to workers there about the need to take steps to hold down utility costs.

Commissioner Brinser mentioned the County and City employees work together great. He also said the Rural and City Fire Departments have an amazing agreement.

There also was discussion at the meeting about a need to work together for the benefit of taxpayers.

Among other notes, it was mentioned the City is provided free courtroom space and the Grundy County Rural Fire Department gets free rent at the fire station.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/8/28 5:45:34 - More Than A Dozen Arrests In Macon, Randolph County Drug Round-Up
2014/8/28 4:40:07 - Missouri Woman Arrested After Posting Photos On Facebook Posing With Corpse
2014/8/28 4:28:31 - Mom Upset About 911 Dispatchers Response To Call Of Baby Locked In Car
2014/8/28 4:20:30 - Toddler Abducted From Excelsior Springs Home Found In Westport
2014/8/28 4:16:41 - Omaha Police Bullet Kills "Cops" Film Crew Member
2014/8/28 4:09:28 - Committee Formed To Investigate Need For Body Cameras At Trenton Police Department
2014/8/27 16:30:00 - NCMC Men Announce 2014-2015 Basketball Schedule
2014/8/27 13:10:00 - Princeton Tiger Coaches Shows For Wednesday, 8/27/14
2014/8/27 10:58:21 - Brookfield Defeats Trenton In Tuesday Golf Duel
2014/8/27 10:34:56 - Board Of Public Works Reports On Drinking Water And Electric Department
2014/8/27 10:31:10 - Heartland Health and Mosaic Life Announce Partnership
2014/8/27 10:26:00 - City Of Chillicothe Receives Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Award
2014/8/27 10:19:03 - Gun And Toy Show To Be Held In Marceline
2014/8/27 5:50:00 - UPDATE: Authorities Searching Daviess County For Alleged Car Thief
2014/8/27 4:36:29 - Missouri Inmate Dies After Being Beaten
2014/8/27 4:20:00 - Explosion Levels Three-Bedroom Home In Independence
2014/8/27 4:12:09 - Mother Of Newborn Baby Found In Trash Arrested
2014/8/27 4:09:06 - Police: Girl, 9, Handled Uzi In Fatal Shooting Of Instructor
2014/8/27 4:03:09 - NCMC Board Of Trustees Meeting Report
2014/8/26 20:30:00 - KC Chiefs Release 14 Players, Slicing Roster To 75
2014/8/26 20:20:00 - Lawson Cardinals Sweep Tuesday Night Volleyball At Trenton
2014/8/26 19:20:00 - Six-Run Blitz Sends Trenton To Victory At Gallatin
2014/8/26 14:30:00 - Gilman City Coaches Shows For Tuesday, 8/26/14
2014/8/26 14:20:00 - Marceline Clips Trenton In Season Opening Golf Duel
2014/8/26 14:18:58 - Trenton JV Football Rolls Past Carrollton, 30-8
2014/8/26 14:10:00 - Putnam County Softball Loses Slugfest To Clark County, 11-6
2014/8/26 13:59:29 - Cameron Wins Volleyball Opener At Trenton
2014/8/26 11:40:00 - Missouri Media Announces Latest High School Football Poll
2014/8/26 10:34:12 - Trenton City Council Meeting Results
2014/8/26 10:20:00 - NCMC Lady Pirates Announce 2014-2015 Hoops Schedule



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM