Williams County EMS Seeks Grant For Power Cots

By: James Pruitt

Williams County’s EMS chief is seeking help to acquire new equipment for his ambulances.

Director Jim Hicks met with the county commissioners Sept. 22 to discuss a grant he is seeking through the Bureau of Workmen’s Compensation is to help pay for new power cots and power load systems. The grant is for $40,000 and is a 3:1 match.

Hicks will send the grant agreement to the prosecutor for approval and then will present it to the commissioners to pass a resolution and approve the agreement. A discussion was also held concerning the need for new ambulances and what type to purchase.

As expected only one bid was submitted for Opdycke Park Improvements.

Engineers Todd Roth and Dan Clum were present when the bid from Marvin Stantz of New Haven, Ind., was opened. Stantz’s bid was $72,842.55 for standing seam roof and $74,393.26 for a stone coated steel roof.

The Engineer’s office will review the bid and make a recommendation.

Roth then spoke with the Commissioners about his summer intern and the project that he was working on. Also discussed was the chip seal project and the need to push most of that out until next year.

The board approved the following resolutions:

Resolution 16-0427 – Purchase on behalf of the Williams County IT Department for TeamViewer Business 11 remote desktop.
Resolution 16-0428 – Transfer of funds for the Williams County Job & Family Services.
Resolution 16-0429 – Authorizing the Williams County Auditor to make Supplemental Appropriation(s).
Resolution 16-0430 – Approving Agreement for 88 Grant Funded Beds through CCNO.
Resolution 16-0431 – Entering into an IV-E Contract with ENA, Inc. dba Necco Center for Title IV-E Agencies and Providers for the Provisions of Child Placement and Related Services.

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