Benton County Ambulance Hearing Turnout Sparse
Posted: September 6, 2013 at 5 a.m.
A public hearing on paying for rural ambulance service drew a sparse crowd Thursday with only seven people electing to speak to the Benton County Quorum Court.
At A Glance
State law allows Benton County's Quorum Court to create Emergency Medical Service Districts and impose fees to support the services the districts provide. The Quorum Court may elect to create a district and impose a fee without voter approval, George Spence, county attorney, told the justices of the peace. Spence said residents opposed to such a proposal can gather signatures on petitions to force a referendum.
Source: Staff Report
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