Petition acknowledge by Commissioner’s Court for rural EMS District

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ABILENE, Texas (KRBC)-A 100 signature petition was acknowledged by the Taylor County Courthouse on Tuesday for an emergency services district.
The population has continued to increase in rural Taylor County, and inherently the call load and subsequent fatigue of EMS crews has increased as well. That’s according to the Taylor County EMS executive director David Allman, one of the first responders who drafted the petition.
The district would tax any property owner who lives outside of Abilene in Taylor County–a viable option  with the fewer resources to provide these services said Allman.
“The county is doing the best they can with the resources they can,” said Allman. “They have a lot of unfunded mandates that they have to spend money on, and unfortunately fire department and ems is not something they are mandated to provide. “
Allman acknowledged the potential opposition by property owners, however with 100 signatures, he said there seems to be community support.
“This petition was a grassroots effort by property owners out in the county outside the city of Abilene that have recognized  there’s a need for ambulance coverage throughout the county,” said Allman.

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