Commission approves purchase of two ambulances

Suzette Lowe
Jackson Newspapers

Editor’s Note: This information comes from proposed minutes from the telephone meeting held by County Commissioners Dick Waybright and Mike Randolph on July 29, 2020. Mitch Morrison was unable to attend.

Once again, the county commission met by phone conference as part of the continued emergency session due to COVID-19. 

Aging ambulances needing to be replaced has been a concern for Emergency Medical Services Director, Troy Bain. At the July 29 meeting of the commission, that problem was resolved.

Commissioners opened a bid from Atlantic Emergency Solutions for two ambulances. After Bain inspected the bid for completeness, the amount of $328,786 was approved.

Concrete and drainpipe work will be completed at the Jackson County Airport. An estimate from Balser Excavating for $9,600 was approved and will be paid from the airport general revenue grant money.

With the upcoming general election fast approaching, a policy prepared by County Clerk Cheryl Bright for “extending emergency absentee voting” was approved.

In other business, commissioners approved:

• Consolidation of acreage for the purpose of taxation for Tammy R. Banks and J. Bark Bias, both in the Ripley District

• Exonerations submitted by Assessor Brian Thomas

• Financial aid agreement and rapid responder agreement with the Ravenswood Volunteer Fire Department for fiscal year 2020-2021

• Cancellation of the commission meeting scheduled for Aug. 5

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 12, in a manner to be determined.