Councilmember wants to lower Morehead’s EMS funding

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) — A Morehead councilman says the city should lower its EMS contribution by $39,000. That’s according to the The Morehead News. The paper says the city held a second reading this week on an ordinance to adopt the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget. It reports that councilman Tom Carew proposed a budget amendment that would cut some of the city’s funding to Morehead-Rowan County EMS.

According to the paper, Rowan County and Morehead have an interlocal agreement to pay Joan Becraft for the collection of occupational taxes, as well as other services. The Morehead News says the county’s proposed budget includes ending the service and the interlocal agreement, which would reportedly affect the city’s budget by about $29,000.

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The newspaper says right now, Morehead pays $188,000 annually to the ambulance service, while the county sets aside $245,000.