By Terry Bailey

The Mitchell County Commissioners conducted their regular business meeting Monday morning at the Courthouse. All Commissioners and the County Clerk were present.
EMS Director, Eric Hamel was present to provide his monthly ambulance activity report to the Commissioners. The EMS conducted 44 ambulance runs in the month of April. 29 of the runs were in Beloit, 5 to Cawker City, 6 to Glen Elder, 3 to Tipton, and 1 to Asherville. The time periods from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.to 8 p. m. were the busiest with 5 runs each. Sunday was the busiest day with 13 runs on that day. Thursday and Friday had seven runs each and Monday and Saturday had six runs each. The time from when a call was received until an ambulance left the barn was one point five-six minutes. The age group with the most calls was the seventy to seventy-nine year old with fifteen calls followed by the 20-29 age group with 10 runs.
Hamel presented the Commissioners with a bid for two portable ventilators. These are used with patients in need of breathing assistance while being transported locally or to medical facilities in Salina, Wichita or other places. The total cost of two ZOLL portable ventilators and supporting equipment was $43,121. The Commissioners approved the purchase of the ventilators. Hamel reported he had money for the purchase in his capital outlay budget.
The Commissioners approved a Neighborhood Revitalization Grant for PKP, LLC for $80,531 for a new building.
Cortney Murrow, County Health Officer presented the Commissioners with contracts naming Dr. Cheney as the Chief Medical Officer for Mitchell County. This position has been filled by Dr. Kimple for a number of years. The Commissioners approved the naming of Cheney as the County Medical Officer.
Having addressed all the items on the printed agenda the meeting was adjourned.


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