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Commissioners discuss EMS lease, approve hiring of part time employees

| December 26, 2012

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Commissioners met Dec. 26, with Bernie Minet and Todd Shroyer from Coshocton Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to discuss leasing property on County Road 621 and hiring additional part time staff.

“We wanted you to see a copy of the lease so you can review it and make suggestions before we finalize it,” said Shroyer.

After taking a look at the lease, Commissioners Dane R. Shryock and Curtis Lee brought up a few questions to Minet and Shroyer.

“This is a two year lease without an out clause and most we sign have one,” Shryock said. “If you don’t want this property a year from now, you will still have to pay for it.”

Lee wanted the EMS officials to think about what would happen at the end of that two year lease.

“You might want to consider going month to month after the two year lease is up or at least talk to them about how it will be renegotiated if you still need the property,” he said.

The property EMS plans to rent is a home and garage across from Hannah Truck Repair.               

The building will help eliminate overcrowding at the Coshocton station and improve response time in that area of the county while plans are made for a permanent location in the vicinity.

If all goes well, they should be in there by mid to late January.

“We can just move right in because it’s a temporary location for us,” Minet said.

 The Commissioners also approved the hiring of eight part time employees for EMS.

“Seven of them have experience with our auxiliary program and all of them but one lives in Coshocton County,” Minet said. “They are all very interested in becoming active part time employees and this will help us stay on top of our staffing.”

The Commissioners also:

– Reappointed Bob Nelson to the Regional Planning Commission and having Tiffany Swigert, regional planning/safety coordinator, getting in touch with local attorneys to try and find one interested in filling the open legal slot on that board.

– Discussed having Mike LaVigne, director of information technology and Ike Reger, maintenance supervisor, attend one of the first two meetings of 2013 to discuss call out hours.

– Requested motions to: Adopt the Coshocton County Commissioners new Personnel Policy Manual effective Jan. 1, 2013; sign a Commendation for David Dilly, Coshocton County Recorder and Coshocton County Veterans commission employee for his many years of service to Coshocton County and its residents; and sign a commendation for Kathy Hendricks for her many years of service at the Coshocton County Board of Elections.

– Appointed Brandy Burchett to serve the unexpired term of Cathy Darr on the Ohio Mid-east Governments Association Revolving Loan Committee effective Dec. 26, 2012.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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