Hotel/Motel Tax and EMS topics of two commission meetings

Tim WalkerAMR The apparently related issues of revising the way the county’s Hotel/Motel Tax revenue is distributed and the current EMS crisis, requiring the establishment of paid EMS ambulance crews, were the subjects of two recent Pocahontas County Commission meetings. A special meeting was held January 13 with only one item on the agenda – the distribution of Hotel/Motel Tax receipts. Commission President Walt Helmick opened the meeting by explaining that this discussion is important since the county needs to provide reliable EMS services to its population because Pocahontas County is the most remote county in West Virginia and has the highest proportion of senior citizens. Helmick said the commission needs to redistribute money to better “transport sick people” by...

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