|August 9, 2016 9:00 AM Adopted|
Commissioner Infantini stated part of the reason she was not in favor of the first pulled Item was similar to the reason she is not in favor of this one; the Board has not yet approved its budget; and to be approving something to spend $2 million on a new building before it has been determined there is sufficient funding, without going back to the taxpayers asking for more money, she is trying to say to fix what the County has before it building new, which is why she was against the first Item. She went on to say the second one deals with the ambulance service; right now Brevard County holds kind of a lock on the ambulance rides; it gets to handle almost all of the ambulance rides; right now the Board is still in budget talks and in a lawsuit with the Fire Department; and until it has been determined it has enough funding to keep running all of the ambulance services, it is time to turn over ambulance services back to the cities. She stated until the County's budget has passed, she cannot be in favor of these services.
The Board executed the renewal of Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) with Brevard County Fire Rescue (ALS, BLS, and ALS Non-Transport), Cape Canaveral Volunteer Department (ALS), Coastal Health Systems of Brevard, Inc. (ALS and BLS), Kennedy Space Center (ALS and BLS), Canaveral Air Force Station (ALS and BLS), City of Palm Bay (ALS), Health First-Holmes Regional Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a First Flight (ALS), City of Titusville (ALS), City of Cocoa (ALS), City of Cocoa Beach (ALS), City of Melbourne (ALS), City of Satellite Beach (ALS), City of Indialantic (ALS), and City of Rockledge (ALS).