By: Daniel Cooley
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Edgerton Village Council special meeting, held on August 10, began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a prayer from Mayor Robert Day.
Five of the council members, Leslie VanAusdale, Jason Gruver, Pam Wampler, Sharon Blinzler, and Lance Bowsher, were in attendance.
First, Williams County EMS Director Kyle Brigle gave a presentation on the upcoming EMS Levy. Brigle stated that in its current state in the county, there are 64 EMS workers, with 16 full-time and 10 part-time.
With the passage of the EMS Levy, Williams County EMS would like to add more available trucks, including one more 24-hour truck.
In addition, EMS is setting a goal for their trucks to not travel out of the county for transferring patients.
Brigle said that many of the Williams County communities have EMRs and EMTs, who are the first responders, and they travel to a site from their homes. Brigle said that the first responders are the ones responsible for saving lives.
The Williams County EMS is different from most other EMS organizations, because they are not a mandated public service.
Brigle stated that the proposed EMS levy will cost about $10 per month for those owning a $100,000 home.
If passed, the levy will bring about faster response times, no bills after insurance for Williams County residents and will ensure continued emergency care for Williams County families and communities.
Next, village council passed the second reading of Ordinance 1124. According to the Ordinance, Edgerton Village Council will be changing its meeting dates and times. Beginning in September, regular council meetings will be held on Wednesdays twice per month, at 5:30 p.m.
Council then accepted a resignation letter from police officer Ashley Eberly. Council then approved the motion to advertise for the open police officer position.
With no further business, council then voted to adjourn the meeting.
The next regular council meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 15, at 7 p.m.
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