User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : County Commissioners Meet With City Of Trenton Over Ambulance Issues
Posted by Randy on 2014/6/2 9:42:59 (390 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
2015/3/2 10:41:34 - Grundy R-5 Coaches Shows For Monday, 3/2/15
2015/3/2 9:45:56 - Grand River Conference Balances Divisions With Braymer Move To The West
2015/3/2 9:32:24 - Nine Injured In Weather Related Accidents Over The Weekend
2015/3/2 9:28:26 - Chillicothe Holds Off Trenton, Win District 15 Semifinal, 47-36
2015/3/2 9:18:17 - Amateur Radio Emergency Service Groups Sponsors Class
2015/3/2 9:10:00 - Back-2-Back Region Champs: Lady Pirates Beat St. Louis In OT
2015/3/2 5:24:37 - Green City Man Transported To Hospital After Accident
2015/3/2 4:37:18 - Huge Marijuana Bust At California Border Crossing Nets 15 Tons
2015/3/2 4:33:24 - Massachusetts Police: Teen's Text Encouraged Friend To Commit Suicide
2015/3/2 4:20:52 - Missouri Gun Murder Rate Second Highest In The United States
2015/3/2 4:13:18 - Man Accused Of Throwing Rocks At Patrol Car, Kicking Officer
2015/3/2 4:09:44 - Missouri Issues Licenses To Grow Hemp For Epilepsy Patients
2015/3/2 4:05:05 - Shatner Defends Absence From Nimoy's Funeral
2015/3/2 4:01:10 - Man Says Iphone Exploded In Pocket
2015/3/2 3:58:46 - 14-Year-Old Girl Killed After Facebook Spat, Planned Videotaped Fight
2015/3/2 3:56:04 - One Boy Dies, 2 Injured After Falling Through Icy Pond
2015/2/27 17:00:00 - Trenton Superintendent Resigns To Take Maryville Job
2015/2/27 13:16:21 - NCMC Lady Pirates To Play For Back-To-Back Region XVI Titles
2015/2/27 13:05:16 - NCMC Pirates Stunned By Penn Valley, End Season At 22-7
2015/2/27 9:41:34 - Indiana May Allow "Baby Boxes" For Surrendering Newborns
2015/2/27 9:30:33 - 8 Shot To Death, Including Gunman In Missouri Rampage
2015/2/27 7:28:59 - Gallatin Board Of Aldermen Meeting Report
2015/2/27 4:21:18 - FCC Adopts Net Neutrality Rules To Ban Internet Discrimination
2015/2/27 4:15:34 - Jurors Find Missouri Man Not Guilty Of Murder
2015/2/27 4:12:29 - Police: Body Found In Kansas City Well Identified
2015/2/27 4:04:00 - CDC Looking Into Dangerous Bacteria In Doctors' Offices
2015/2/27 3:57:34 - Branson EMT, Joplin Couple Among Those Indicted for Child Sexual Exploitation
2015/2/26 10:18:02 - Livingston County Sheriff Reports Recent Activities
2015/2/26 9:15:56 - Laredo Man Faces Multiple Charges In Grundy County
2015/2/26 9:13:10 - North Mercer, Princeton Students Receive Kauffman Scholarship



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM