By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County Commissioners tonight hope to hear how residents view plans for a pilot program to offer a paid ambulance service.
County officials will unveil the plan to have paid medics at a cost of $340,000 a year at tonight's public hearing.
The program would be paid for through a tax increase of $14.10 per $100,000 worth of assessed property.
Tonight's meeting begins at 7:30 at the Jefferson County Planning Commission meeting room.
The Jefferson County Ambulance Authority was created about two years ago after a citizens group determined volunteers needed help in responding to calls, particularly during the day when most of the volunteers work, officials said.