Final emergency services group gets county funding

Published 2:10 pm Friday, September 25, 2015

The Kenbridge Emergency Squad had to wait a little longer than some of its fellow emergency provider organizations in Lunenburg to get funding from the county, but after satisfying the information needs of the supervisors, the county has released that funding. Following the July meeting of the Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors, three of the emergency service providers were provided with flat funding figures for the fiscal year, but one still had not received county money.

County Supervisors agreed to flat fund Kenbridge Fire Department ($45,093), Meherrin Fire and Rescue ($54,168), and Victoria Fire and Rescue ($90,186). Missing from that group was Kenbridge Emergency Squad who according to the Public Safety Committee still has not provided requested materials in order to receive its funds.

County officials sent out a request in May to community organizations asking for additional financial documentation about the financial status of these groups. The request was for two operating years that included, financial reports listing all expenses and revenues, fund balances from all funds, outstanding loans and balances and a copy of state issued EMS agency permits.

Supervisor Wayne Hoover recently noted that Kenbridge Emergency Squad had not initially sent in all of the requested documents to the county. However, that group has since that time sent in everything needed and the county supervisors approved the release of funds to KES.