Bill arrives for EMS-related audit

Sedgwick County will pay just less than $900 to an auditing firm that looked into a discrepancy involving salaries for EMS workers at the request of two commissioners.

Commissioners Kelly Parks and Karl Peterjohn requested that Allen, Gibbs & Houlik review a mix-up involving paramedics’ salaries. The commission did not vote to go ahead with the review.

Peterjohn said in July that he thought the problem – involving the way paramedics’ hours were calculated – carried a big enough price tag to justify a closer look.

He stood by that decision this week and stressed that he didn’t realize the county would incur an additional cost outside its contract with the firm.

Read more about the issue in Tuesday’s Eagle.