ORDINANCE NO. 2015-01
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE
FISCAL OFFICER TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH HARRISON TOWNSHIP
FOR PROVIDING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE IN CALENDAR YEAR 2015, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, the County of Paulding previously had a county-wide emergency ambulance service levy; and
WHEREAS, said levy has been discontinued county-wide; and
WHEREAS, the Village of Antwerp owns an emergency ambulance vehicle and has in the past provided emergency ambulance services to outlying areas; and
WHEREAS, the Village of Antwerp and Harrison Township negotiated the terms and conditions of the Village providing emergency medical service to certain portions of Harrison Township.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, COUNTY OF PAULDING, OHIO:
Section 1. That the Village of Antwerp Emergency Medical Services Department (the “Village”) will provide emergency medical service to that portion of Harrison Township (the “Township”) as provided in an Agreement to Provide Emergency Medical Services (the “Agreement”) and shall be compensated by the Township paying an annual charge of $1,319.00 for calendar year 2015, with the annual charge to be paid during the 2015 calendar year, in combination with a user fee for delivery of emergency medical rescue services rendered by the Village. The rate of the user fee shall be that as established in Section 2 of this Ordinance. The user fees as established shall take effect at 12:01 A.M. on January 1, 2015.
Section 2. That the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio hereby authorizes and approves the following rates for emergency medical rescue services when services are rendered by the Village, to any person in the area provided in the Agreement, as follows:
Base rate per person: Basic Life Support (BLS) $400.00 plus $8.00 for each loaded mile or fraction thereof.
Base rate per person: Advance Life Support (ALS) $500.00 plus $8.00 for each loaded mile or fraction thereof.
Section 3. That the user fee shall be incurred by the user of the emergency medical rescue services provided by the Village upon treatment.
Section 4a. That “Basic Life Support” (BLS) charges shall include by way of illustration the following: opening and maintaining an airway, giving positive pressure ventilation, cardiac compression, controlling hemorrhage, treatment of shock, immobilization of fractures, bandaging, assisting in childbirth, management of mentally disturbed patients, initial care of poison and burn patients, emergency extrication from entrapment, and any and all other procedures allowed by Ohio law.
Section 4b. That “Advance Life Support” (ALS) charges shall include by way of illustration the above Basic Life Support and also include the following: start IV infusions, manual defibrillation, administer epinephrine and other drugs, blood draws, start IO infusions, and any and all other procedures allowed by Ohio law.
Section 5. That the Village shall bill the users of the emergency medical services and collect any monies due for said services. Any and all monies collected on behalf of the users shall be sent to the Township on a monthly basis. The Village shall submit monthly invoices to the Township for the amounts billed, collected and then paid to the Township for the provision of emergency medical services, and any and all charges provided for on the invoice shall be paid by the Township to the Village within thirty (30) days from the date the invoice is received by the Township.
Section 6. All amounts collected as a result of this Ordinance shall be placed into the fund(s) established by the Fiscal Officer as follows: $75.00 of each user fee collected shall be placed into a Vehicle Replacement Fund and the remainder shall be placed into the EMS Revenue Fund. A transfer shall be done once or twice yearly from the EMS Revenue Fund to the Vehicle Replacement Fund.
Section 7. That the Mayor and the Fiscal Officer of the Village of Antwerp are authorized to enter into the Agreement with Harrison Township to provide emergency medical service for the consideration identified herein, said Agreement to be effective as of January 1, 2015.
Section 8. That if any other prior ordinance or resolution is found to be in conflict with this Ordinance, then the provisions of this Ordinance shall prevail. Further, if any portion of this Ordinance is found to be invalid, only that portion shall be held invalid and the remainder shall be in full force and effect.
Section 9. It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council concerning or relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of the Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and any of its committees that resulted in such formal actions, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including all lawful ordinances and any applicable provisions in Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Section 10. This Ordinance shall be retrospective in nature and take effect as of the expiration of the prior ordinance adopted by the Council of the Village of Antwerp and the Agreement for the provision of emergency medical service in Harrison Township, as reflected in Ordinance No. 2014-02.
Section 11. This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, safety and welfare, and for the further reason that it is necessary to have an agreement in place for the provision of emergency medical services in Harrison Township that reflects the compensation to be paid for the Village providing those services to the Township, and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in full force after the earliest period allowed by law.
PASSED THIS _____ day of _______________, 2015.
_________________________________________ Tom VanVlerah, Mayor
VILLAGE OF ANTWERP
Loretta Baker, Fiscal Officer