Crestline repeals refusal fee

By Kimberly Gasuras - Galion Inquirer

Crestline, Ohio

Crestline, Ohio

Legislation to charge Crestline residents a $50 fee for refusal of rescue and emergency ambulance services has now been officially repealed.

Council members voted unanimously Monday night to repeal the ordinance that was passed last month to charge residents who call for emergency services but do not want transported to a hospital or medical facility. The repeal comes on the heels of protests by several residents and health care workers about the charge.

In other business, a resolution of a lease extension at 102 N. Thoman St., between the village and the Crestline Chapter of the American Red Cross was put on hold after council member Gene Toy inquired about the low rent of $130 per month.

“This seems like a low amount to charge for rent,” Toy said.

Village administrator Marc Milliron said that the rent amount has not changed since at least 2011 and he will negotiate before a new resolution is created for council to vote upon.

Milliron informed council that projections for the village income tax revenue will be $50,500 in the black by the end of the year.

“It’s coming in better than we had originally planned,” Milliron said.

Toy said the village administration is still waiting on the state auditor’s findings to determine the designation of the village’s financial situation.

The next council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12.


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Crestline, Ohio, Ohio

By Kimberly Gasuras

Galion Inquirer