The Vance County Commissioners voted Monday to approve a four-year contract extension for the county rescue squad, and County Manager Jordan McMillen said he expects the new contract – with one small change – to be signed later this month.
McMillen told WIZS News that the vote was 4-3 to approve the contract extension, but commissioners voted to remove the fifth item in the contract, which resulted in approval. The fifth item, McMillen said, was a proposed requirement to gather addresses and certifications along with the annual roster submissions. Instead, the county will get a list of active members from the Rescue Squad’s worker’s compensation listing, he explained.
“In terms of funding, the contract does not guarantee any level of funding, as that is determined each year with the budget,” McMillen explained. The commissioners approved the FY21-22 budget Monday evening, which McMillen said “includes level funding for the Rescue Squad for the coming year – this totals $100,000 in annual funding plus up to $2,775 additional to cover financial reviews and Verizon service for their mobile data terminals.”