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Cole County officials still seek ambulance pay solution

Cole County officials still seek ambulance pay solution

November 1st, 2012 in News

Cole County commissioners on Wednesday again delayed a decision about ambulance service salaries, after holding a lengthy discussion. A request for commissioners to cover overtime costs that are about $75,000 higher than were budgeted a year ago prompted the discussions.

"We have a budget that is going into its fourth year," Emergency Medical Services Director Mike Shirts said after Wednesday morning's meeting, "and, we're finding areas of disparity that we're trying to flush out."

He said the issues of operating an ambulance service are "totally different" under the county's control than when Capital Region Medical Center controlled the emergency service. And the big issue is a difference in how ....