Do ambulance workers deserve a raise when their department is in such dire financial straits?
That’s a question county commissioners could have to answer in the coming weeks.
Gloria Wright, director of the ambulance service, has requested a raise of 5 cents an hour for her employees.
Roane County Executive Ron Woody said the request came as a shock to him.
The ambulance department is projected to have just $18,000 when the fiscal year ends June 30.
That’s not enough to keep the department operating.