McCulloch Commissioners Focus On EMS; Mason Commissioners Approve Job & Salary Changes


McCulloch County 

McCulloch County Commissioners began their regular session Monday morning with several discussion items, but had a special interest in  reviewing Brady’s EMS statistics and calculated cost for McCulloch County for fiscal year 2024-25.

The County’s projected share of last year’s projected EMS cost is $294,000, up from $243,00 last year and $152,000 the year before. The amount is based on 19% of the EMS runs last year were in the County. The $294,000 is 19% of the net cost for the EMS service.

Appearing on KNEL’s Morning program Tuesday, County Judge Frank Trull said the increase in the yer-to-year cost is a concern. And, he acknowledged that the members of the Commissioners’ Court are frusrated they have input in determining how the EMS funds are budgeted or used.

Commissioners also spent time discussing what they believe is a need for a cooperative effort by all three groups involved in Emergency Services — the City of Brady, McCulloch County and the Heart of Texas Hospital.

The group unanimously agreed they wanted to see all three groups get together to find the best way to provide EMS service at the most economical way.

Judge said the next step will be for him to call a meeting of the three groups.  A jint work session had already been scheduled  for Monday, April 1st with the City of Brady, City of Melvin and McCulloch County for the purpose of discussing EMS services.

In other actins Monday, Commissioners aproved  a request from Brady Elementary Kindergarten for an Easter Egg hunt on the Courthouse lawn on Thursday from 2-3pm. They will also approved requests to proclaim April Child Abuse and Awareness Month and to ssupport of the Heart of Texas Car Show and Benefit on April 20th supported by the Child Welfare Board; and approve participation in the “Touch a Truck” section by Road and Bridge and Sheriff Dept. personnel.

Other items on the Commissioners agenda included aporving a request by Commissioner Bratton to re-open County Road 428; and agree to an inter-local agreement with the Concho Valley Council of Governments for a Regional Broadband plan.

Mason County – 

Leading the agenda for Mason County Commissioners was a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse and Awareness Month.

Next on their agenda was consideration of amendments and adjustments to the County’s current budget;  reclassifying and EMS employee from part-time to full-time; and travel reimbursement for EMS employees attending training classes.

Also on the agenda was a discussion of the James River RV park and Little Willow Creek Road findings.