Commission approves titling CK trailer for EMS

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By Lou Elliott Jones

The Levy County Commission gave its approval for County Coordinator Freddie Moody to sign off on the title for a new trailer to be used at the Cedar Key EMS station.

Earlier this year the commission approved a request by EMS Assistant Director Royce Barber to replace the mobile home used for paramedics stationed on the island. The current trailer has deteriorated and there is a black mold problem in a bathroom.

Barber said if the mold problem was not remedied he would be forced to move the paramedics to another station.

Tuesday's action clears the way for purchasing the new mobile home, moving it to the Key and having it lifted and placed on the stilts are the station — after the old station is removed. The pilings are required because the station is in a designated Coastal High Hazard Area, said County Development Director Rob Corbitt.

Barber said there was only one bid for the 14-by-66-foot unit and it came from Prestige Homes. EMS has $75,000 in its budget earmarked for the station's replacement.