McCulloch County Commissioners and members of the Brady City Council held a Special Workshop Monday morning for an “everyone in the same room” meeting to finalize the development of an inter-local agreement between the City and the County for funding EMS services provided to the unincorporated areas of McCulloch County.
It took less than 30 minutes for the two groups to reach agreement on a few changes in the language in the agreement.
Next was the funding calculation. That took a little less than an hour and a half for the Council and Commissioners to signal an agreement. Most of that time was spent on just making sure everyone understood how the County’s share of the EMS funding is determined and calculated.
A key element in arriving at an agreement came last week when the City agreed to forego payments for the 2019 and 2020 fiscal years that been in contention between the two entities.
The inter-local agreement will call for the County paying the City approximately 18% of the net EMS cost, less reimbursements from payments made by patients served in the County. The City of Brady had requested $243,000 as the County’s share of EMS funding, and the County has included that amount is in its proposed budget for the year.
the next steps will be for a the Council and Commissioner to approve a final draft of the interlocal agreement. The City will act on the Draft on August 1st, the County on August 14th. It will become effective the end of September.