By Jean A. Flanagan
Following an often contentious discussion, the Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority Board of Directors approved a revised budget and voted to submit it to the Hardy County Commission.
The HCEAA board met on Wednesday, May 10.
In March, the HCEAA approved and submitted a budget of $736,884, which included distribution of funds to both Fraley Ambulance Service and the Wardensville Volunteer Rescue Squad. Fraley Ambulance Service, which provides service to the town of Moorefield, South Fork Road area and the western part of the county was allocated $125,000.
Wardensville Rescue Squad, which covers that town and the northeastern side of the county was allocated $60,000.
That budget was rejected by the County Commission at its April 18 meeting. “We need to see a budget in line with the amount of money you are projected to receive,” Commission President Harold Michael said at the April 18 meeting.