The Board of Osage County Commissioners met Monday morning to discuss a wide array of topics, but at the top of the list was talks in regards to EMS Services around the Fairfax area.
Miller EMS has serviced the city of Fairfax, along with the surrounding area, for several years at a rate of $7,500 per month. Because equipment costs have went up and the company has hired extra personnel, they are having to up the price to $13,000 effective March, 1. The residents of Fairfax are the only ones affected by the price increase.
This is why the city of Fairfax is coming to the Board of County Commissioners asking if it is possible for the county to pay for the remaining $5,500 for the time being. After much discussion, the item was tabled until Thursday when a special called meeting will be held so that the commissioners will have more information to make the decision. That meeting will be at the courthouse in Pawhuska and will begin at 10 o' clock for those interested in attending
Larry Bergner, the Administrator for the Health Department, was on hand to give a report on what had been happening since the New Year. The health department is offering various fitness programs in Pawhuska and Bergner said the department is willing to go to other communities if there is interest. The department has also been putting on various programs at county schools.
The free county dump day was set for March 30.