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Station name honors former commissioner

County commissioners will name SEOEMS ambulance station at Chesapeake in honor of the late Dr.

Friday, December 15, 2000

County commissioners will name SEOEMS ambulance station at Chesapeake in honor of the late Dr. Carl Baker, former commissioner.

"It’s a small appreciation for all Dr. Baker has done for our county and its EMS stations," commission president Bruce Trent said.

Commissioners George Patterson and Paul Herrell both seconded Trent’s motion to name the station the Carl T. "Doc" Baker Memorial EMS Station.

Among his accomplisments, Dr. Baker contributed greatly to the enhancement of emergency services in the county, they said.

When the county changed its EMS funding – dropping two levies and adding a sales tax increase – Dr. Baker was sitting on the commission, Trent said.

"That method has proven to be effective," he said, adding it has allowed new Southeast Ohio Emergency Medical Service stations and better services.

The county plans a reception in Dr. Baker’s honor once a plaque for the station arrives.

In other action, the commission will take quick steps to repair a roof at the Dennis J. Boll Group and Shelter Home.

Wind damaged the aging roof, which requires action by the county, commissioners said.

The county authorized its administrator to take the necessary steps to make repairs, working with the insurance company for estimates and coverage. The administrator is directed to comply with the Ohio Revised Code if the cost exceeds $15,000 top invoke emergency requirements that eliminate bidding and use proposals.

Also Thursday, county commissioners:

– Considered proposals for the operation of the snack bar located on the second floor of the courthouse.

– Referred to the county engineer a request for grade work and gravel on County Road 63.