Supervisors clash over EMS-related construction costs in Northumberland

Megan Schiffres

by Megan Schiffres

HEATHSVILLE—Northumberland supervisors clashed over construction costs related to emergency medical services in the county during a regular meeting of the board last Thursday.

Supervisors Ronald Jett and Richard Haynie both voted against a motion to install a new door in the EMS chief’s office, recently relocated from the sheriff’s office to the EMS building, to make the office more accessible to visitors. The motion also included the installation of a new sidewalk outside the EMS building.

Installing the sidewalk and door would cost $6,350, according to county administrator Luttrell Tadlock.

Supervisors Jim Long, Thomas Tomlin and Jim Brann voted in favor of the motion despite objections from Jett and Haynie. Before they were outvoted 3-2, Jett and Haynie argued that instead of remodeling the EMS building, the chief should move to the Old Courthouse and take over the space vacated by…

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