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Eagle Ford: Rice presents ESD budgets to board
STOCKDALE -- The Wilson County Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 3 commissioners continue to gather the data necessary to determine the ad valorem tax -- of up to 10 cents per $100 of assessed property value -- to fund the third emergency medical services district in Wilson County.
All members attended a Feb. 18 meeting in the Stockdale Economic Development Corp. office, according to board Secretary Teri Wolff after the meeting.
Stockdale Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director David Rice presented information to the board, including:
•Stockdale EMS inventory list.
•Five budgets with different service levels (level of care) -- first responder, emergency medical technician (EMT) -- basic, EMT -- advanced, EMT -- paramedic. Also included in the budgets were calculations for coverage for five or seven days per week.
•A wish list of items the EMS needs, but cannot afford, due to limited funds. This data was similar to information presented at town meetings held in 2012 promoting the need for an ESD. Rice also addressed the need for manpower and the education costs involved.
Wolff said the board also:
•Nominated another attorney for consideration as the board’s attorney.
•Obtained information to establish a line of credit with the Commerce Bank Texas in Stockdale.
•Heard that a prominent business in the community has offered to donate funds involved in renting a post office box for one year, once a permanent mailing address is obtained.
No action was taken on these items.
The next meeting will be Monday, March 11, at 6 p.m. in the Stockdale Economic Development Corp. office.
In attendance: board members Lynn Ray West, August Moczygemba, Teri Wolff, Kirby Urrabazo, and Todd Lawson; and Stockdale Emergency Medical Services Director David Rice.
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