“The commission had some concerns about the fee collections,” said Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority Director Derek Alt. “So we reduced the budget by about $90,000. We reduced several line items, but we didn’t eliminate anything.”
The HCEAA Board of Directors met on Wednesday, May 13. A few of the members participated via telephone because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The HCEAA Board submitted a budget to the Hardy County Commission last month. It included $850,000 in anticipated collections from the ambulance fee. The revised budget reduced those collections to $760,000.
Alt said the revised line items included building and grounds, equipment replacement and legal services.
The board approved the revised budget of $1,010,000.
Board President Paul Lewis presented the regular audit prepared by Ahmad Associate LTD of Vienna, Va.