Huron County EMS Budget Adjustment Payment

Huron County is getting a refund of sorts from the Ministry of Health.

CAO Brenda Orchard says the county is getting a rebate of almost 135,000.

Orchard explains in calculating the EMS budget, they assume a fifty-fifty sharing of expenses with the province, but there are no guarantees they’ll get that.¬†Instead they base this year’s funding on last year’s figures because they don’t know what they’ll get this year until after the budget is submitted.

Orchard adds they always estimate on the conservative side just to be safe, so this year the province is sending back $134,729. That money will go into an EMS reserve account.