David Walker http://tristatesradio.com en Hancock County to Ask for Tax Hike http://tristatesradio.com/post/hancock-county-ask-tax-hike <p>The Hancock County Board will put a referendum before voters in November to raise the ambulance service property tax rate.<br /><br />Voters will decide whether to leave the rate at 10 cents per $100 assessed valuation or to increase it to 25 cents.<br /><br />Board Chairman David Walker says the county needs more than the current $655,000 it pays to support the district<br /> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:56:09 +0000 James Lenz 19058 at http://tristatesradio.com Hancock County to Ask for Tax Hike Cameron Resigns as Ambulance Coordinator http://tristatesradio.com/post/cameron-resigns-ambulance-coordinator <p>Perry Cameron has tendered his resignation with the Hancock County Board. The board had given him a week to resign from his position as ambulance coordinator or be fired.<br /><br />The board was unhappy with progress the district has made in solving a number of problems. These range from sloppy paperwork to crew members who are not keeping up with their required continuing education.<br /><br />Hancock County&#39;s ambulance service has been operating under a &ldquo;Plan of Corrections&rdquo; since January to address the problems.<br /> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:49:56 +0000 James Lenz 18538 at http://tristatesradio.com Cameron Resigns as Ambulance Coordinator Hancock County Might Hire Ambulance Consultant http://tristatesradio.com/post/hancock-county-might-hire-ambulance-consultant <p>The Hancock County Board is looking at options including hiring a consultant to solve problems with ambulance service.<br /><br />The county is under a &ldquo;Plan of Correction&rdquo; to fix a number of deficiencies. The county could be fined by the Illinois Department of Public Health if they are not corrected soon.<br /><br />One of the biggest problems is that some crews are not doing a &ldquo;rig check&rdquo; to make sure their ambulances have all the supplies and gear they might need on a call.<br /> Wed, 23 May 2012 20:55:09 +0000 James Lenz 15603 at http://tristatesradio.com Hancock County Might Hire Ambulance Consultant