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Eagle Ford: ESD No. 2 OKs equipment purchase
The Eagle Creek Volunteer Emergency Services (VES) is making improvements, thanks to funding from the Wilson County Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 2, as evidenced by purchases that the ESD’s board approved at its Jan. 22 meeting.
The board approved the following purchases:
•Chain saw, lawn tractor, and trimmer. The total cost for these commercial-grade items is $3,460.48.
•A Zoll Cardiac Monitor, for which the board voted to increase funding by $7,000. The unit, which Eagle Creek would install on board an ambulance, allows the vehicle to serve as a mobile intensive care unit, said Treasurer Bill Kenney after the meeting.
Also at the meeting, Eagle Creek VES requested $9,685.07 for repairs to two ambulances. Kenney said repairs included fuel injectors, brakes, and tires.
Munro said the ESD board tabled this item until its next meeting, as they have requested to be listed as secondary lienholders on the ambulances.
“We felt that we shouldn’t have to pay for repairs of equipment that didn’t belong to us,” Munro said. “There was a sum put into the budget to cover routine maintenance, but it is not nearly enough to cover the emergency repairs.”
Kenney said the ESD board is awaiting invoices, so that they might be matched with statements.
“We are trying to determine the exact date of repairs, but most appear after the date of the signed contract,” he said.
In other business, both organizations continue to work toward the Feb. 1 implementation of a fire service contract, Kenney said. Discussions were ongoing about certain budgetary aspects of the contract.
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