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Doddridge County Commission met Tuesday with a full agenda to discuss.

One of the agenda items addressed emergency transport options. Residents of the county want to be able to choose which ambulance service assists them in the event of an emergency.

They want the right to choose between Doddridge County EMS or the Doddridge County Ambulance Authority.

Commission agreed with this and also voted that if the preferred service does not respond within three minutes, both services will be called.

Doddridge County EMS President William Hamilton said it's all about getting the patients the treatment they need.

"We're all for patient care. If we cannot respond within that period of time, yes, we're for letting the Ambulance Authority take the call. The people of this county have asked for and asked for it, and we're glad they got what they wanted," said Hamilton.

Also on the agenda was the county's flood plain ordinance.

The county doesn't have one right now and wants to put a proposed ordinance into place as soon as possible.

The public gets 10 days to review the proposed ordinance and make comments before the commission approves it.

"At that point in time, they will make the determination as to whether they incorporate any of the suggestions or make any revisions and then present it at the next county commission meeting," said County Commissioner Greg Robinson.

The commission will approve the proposed ordinance after two readings.