WYMORE – A controversial issue with the EMS in Wymore led to standing room only at the Wymore City Council meeting on Wednesday night.
The packed council chambers watched the city council approve to continue their EMS Interlocal Agreement with the county.
“Our contract with the county that provides us $40,000 a year to provide our funding for our coverage. It mostly covers our rural area that we cover, so it’s just to help with our running costs,” said Assistant Chief/Acting Chief Jennifer Schmidt.
The mayor elected to have the Chief Executive Officer of 9 Line Medical Solutions there for a free consultation. He provided his input to the large audience.
Assistant Chief/Acting Chief of the Wymore EMS, Jennifer Schmidt, said that she was happy with the turnout.
“We asked for the support of our voters. I felt they needed to know what was going on and to get their opinion and input,” declared Schmidt.
After an hour of disagreement on both sides, the council elected to vote to renew the policy.
The Wymore EMS now has 20 members after electing three more at the council meeting Wednesday night.