County gives CRS $20,000
By DAN KULIN
The Washington County Commissioners voted Tuesday to match the City of Hagerstown's $20,000 contribution to Community Rescue Service, and to create a joint city-county committee to look for long-term solutions to the financial troubles of the ambulance company.
The commissioners voted 4-0 to give CRS $20,000.
Commissioner John L. Schnebly abstained from the vote. Schnebly said the company he works for wrote a group health insurance plan for CRS.
The county contribution is on top of the roughly $60,000 CRS already received from the county this year.
Last week, the City Council approved a $20,000 contribution to CRS.
During the joint city-county meeting Tuesday, Commissioner Bert L. Iseminger asked CRS interim Director J. Michael Nye if $40,000 is enough to make a difference.