Tag Archives: Decatur County government

Decatur County preparing for budget hearing

Some of our readers requested we obtain and publish Decatur County’s proposed 2014-2015 budget. When we inquired about it, county officials said the proposed budget is only available for in-person inspection at the County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton Street. County commissioners will hold at least two public hearings on the proposed budget and will likely hold another… Read More »

Decatur County to make final decision on private EMS Monday

Decatur County commissioners are holding a special called meeting Monday night, May 19, at 6 p.m., at the County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton Street, Bainbridge. The only listed agenda item is “Consideration of EMS Proposal.” At their meeting last Tuesday, May 13, Decatur County commissioners tabled a decision on whether or not they will turn over operation of the… Read More »

‘Hundreds of hours’ spent on privatized EMS study

UPDATE: Decatur County Commissioners have scheduled a called meeting for Monday, May 19 at 6 p.m., at the County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton Street, with the agenda to concern the EMS privatization decision that was tabled at the regular commissioners meeting on Tuesday, May 13.   Hundreds of hours have been spent by Decatur County commissioners and their staff… Read More »

If county’s EMS goes private, what are the risks and benefits?

Decatur County officials are currently reviewing bids from two companies who would privately operate the county’s Emergency Medical Service if county commissioners vote to do so. Seminole County has also been considering privatizing its ambulance service, and has already taken a vote on which bid they prefer. If Decatur County commissioners choose the same company as Seminole County… Read More »