Athens County Commissioners Approve EMS Levy

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The Athens County Board of Commissioners had a special meeting today to approve an EMS Levy.

The one-mil emergency medical services levy will be on the ballot for the March Primary Election.

It's in response to a need for more money for the Athens EMS.

County Commissioner Mark Sullivan says he's confident the proposal will pass.

"Residents have been very supportive of our first responders in the past and we've got a very good EMS service that we provide the residents. And I think, even in this tough economy, our residents will still support it," says Sullivan.

Sullivan says the county went for a replacement levy rather than a renewal because it will bring in more money and they need that right now.