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EMS passes audit; West resigns ESD post
The Stockdale Emergency Medical Services (EMS) meets or exceeds its state requirements. This was according to Stockdale EMS Director David Rice during the June 5 Wilson County Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 3 meeting. Rice spoke of the unannounced, six-hour audit by Jeffrey Duncan of the San Antonio Department of State Health Services. According to Duncan, Stockdale is only the second EMS to achieve this status during an audit in his tenure with the state.
During the meeting, the board also bade farewell to ESD No. 3 board President Lynn Ray West, who announced his resignation at the conclusion of the meeting. West cited conflicts with other obligations for his resignation.
Vice President Carlos Salazar will head the board until a replacement is named by the Wilson County Commissioners. West said anyone interested in becoming an ESD director can contact Wilson County Pct. 3 Commissioner Larry Wiley.
Rice also reported:
•The EMS budget will have to amend its listing for “volunteer stipends” after consulting an auditor. Since $42,000 remains in the current budget’s “volunteer stipends,” the line item will be moved to “medical staff.”
•The forecast for collections has been increased from the current $120,000 to $190,000.
•The emergency service numbers used to designate the ESD’s boundaries and emergency service are 50 percent completed. While the La Vernia-area service numbers were corrected, the Pandora-area numbers were not. Wilson County Emergency Management Coordinator LeAnn Hosek returned the data to the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) for completion.
In other business, the board selected BrooksCardiel, PLLC, as its auditor.
The next ESD meeting is set for Thursday, July 3, at 6 p.m. with a workshop set for the same day at 4:30 p.m.
Also in attendance: board members Todd Lawson, Kirby Urrabazo, and Teri Wolff.
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