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Greenwood hears about EMS, medical insurance, and planning board member

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GREENWOOD — Greenwood City Supervisor Kim Sparks knowledgeable the Greenwood Board of Selectmen  on Oct. 20, that anybody who’s an EMS supplier will should be vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than October 15. For the 2 dose regiments, Greenwood is requiring full immunization by October 29

“Albert Curtis III, he’s our contact with the State and the EMT, he has opted to not be vaccinated,” she advised the board.

“We have now a gentleman on the town, Ben Hochkins, he’s certified, however he’s not but made the dedication to Ken [Fire Chief] to just accept that place. He works for United Well being Care in Auburn and he’s presently taking courses to grow to be a paramedic. So he’s very busy. In order that was my concern … he’s very busy, does he have time to return to Greenwood? He lives in Greenwood, supposedly. We’d have to speak with him to seek out out extra particulars,” Sparks continued

The process now could be to answer hearth calls, however not to answer emergency medical. They must name PACE. The suspension wouldn’t be everlasting; the State may open Greenwood again up as soon as all of the certified individuals are prepared. It was determined to revisit the dialogue at a unique assembly, both the November 9 or the 23.

In different information, Anthem medical insurance is giving again cash. Throughout the pandemic in 2020, individuals weren’t going to the physician, they usually charged individuals an excessive amount of premium, and didn’t spend sufficient of it. They’re not allowed to make that a lot revenue. Thus, in flip, “So when you scale back the premiums going ahead, 5% of the profit goes to the workers and 95% goes to everybody else within the city,” says Selectman Norman Milliard. “We’re nonetheless offering 100% well being protection for the person worker.”

A brand new Planning Board member was sworn in on the assembly. David Newcomb, a resident from Beech Highway, is a brand new Greenwood planning board member. He has been sworn in for one 12 months. When requested what spurned his curiosity he mentioned, “My spouse mentioned she learn the web site is on the lookout for assist. I figured since we reside right here I received a while that I’d be very happy to assist the city…Carried out plenty of hands-on development, I feel if I used to be ever gonna change careers I woulda been an actual property developer,  simply because it’s a challenge supervisor of the entire thing. The engineering background I’ve form of made me an enormous image element individual.”

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