Commission OKs COA signage

OSCEOLA COUNTY — The Osceola County Commission on Aging building in Evart will have a new sign in the near future.

At an Aug. 20 meeting, members of the Osecola County Board of Commissioners approved a bid of $685 from J and C Electric out of Hersey to install the COA’s new sign. The quote includes the cost of digging a hole, parts, labor, installation and permits, according to COA Director Scott Schryer. Half of the cost will be covered by Britz Realty.

In more business, commissioner Tammy Stoner provided commissioners with an update on the first EMS Enhancement Northwest Quadrant Ad Hoc Committee, which took place on Aug. 19. She said the meeting went well and was productive, though the group need to establish a mission statement. In addition, Stoner requested to have Rex Houseman be appointed to the committee. Commission Chair Larry Emig approved the appointment. The committee’s next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 in the Board of Commissioners room in the county building.

In other news, commissioners:

approved financing for the Stryker PowerLoad System to be used by Osceola County Emergency Medical Services. At the Aug. 6 meeting, commissioners approved a three-year finance plan with Stryker, which would allow the county to pay $47,000 each year with zero percent interest. Training and installation is included in the total price of $143,000 for all four units that will be placed into the four ambulances used most often.

approved the acceptance of an annual victim rights contract grant of about $38,000, and

approved a motion to allow a part-time employee at the Osceola County Sheriff’s Department to become a full-time employee to replace a full-time worker on medical leave. The employee on leave has the right to return to his position until July 6, 2014.