In November, voters approved a mill levy increase for Delta County Ambulance District that more than doubled property tax revenues for the special district.
The 2018 budget jumped from $537,000 to $1.1 million, and has given the board of directors the flexibility to restore funding for personnel, equipment and maintenance, and to begin rebuilding reserve funds that were depleted during the lean years.
The only voters in Delta County casting ballots in today's election were residents of the Delta County Ambulance District and the Town of Crawford. Both districts were seeking increases in their mill levy.
Delta United Methodist Church will host a community informational meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in the fellowship hall.
Voters in the Delta County Ambulance District voted down a proposed mill levy increase DCAD officials said is critical to maintaining coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The final tally was 5,388 for; 6,163 against, a difference of 775 votes.
Medical emergencies can happen any time. When they do, there is confusion, panic and urgency.
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