Mid-Mo Ambulance makes final payment on California facility

— The Mid-Mo Ambulance District board of directors approved the final payment on the current facility in California. The last payment of $7,620.11 was approved at the monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13. That ambulance base is across the street south of the California post office.

The district is currently making plans for a new ambulance base facility to be built on Highway 87 at the south California city limits. The property has been purchased and is now in the California city limits.

Administrator Lee Kempf pointed out a payment of $18,905.32 for work done on Ambulance Unit 7. The work included a new engine and replacement of several other replaced items. That payment, along with the other bills and payroll, were approved by the board.

The board approved writing off accounts deemed uncollectable in the amount of $20,992.39.

Kempf informed the board that he and several local fire protection district representatives attended the 911 board meeting concerning issues with dispatching.

Several local law enforcement entities are interested in the new digital radio system being installed.

The run volume from Tipton Correctional Center has increased . Information received from informal sources indicates the faciltiy is becoming a Level Four Medical facility, which could mean more transports from that location.

In other business, the January treasurer’s report of the balance on hand was $858,422.67. Run statistics were: Tipton - 56 calls with 49 transports; California - 62 calls, 43 transports; Versailles - 138 calls, 95 transports; and Barnett - 50 calls, 31 transports. District wide, there were 306 calls with 218 transports for a transport rate on patient contact calls of 79.6 percent.

The next regular meeting is set for March 12.

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