KELLEYS ISLAND, Ohio (AP) _ Residents of this Lake Erie resort island voted Tuesday to cut down on their commute for emergency care.

By a margin of 203-88, they favored a property tax that will bring in a full-time paramedic from the mainland. The tax would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $20.

``We're isolated here for three days sometimes because of fog and ice. It would be nice to have someone here all the time,'' Mayor William Minshall said.

The island, accessible by boat or ferry, has a few hundred year-round residents, but its population swells to 200,000 during the summer tourist season.

A doctor comes to the island 15 weekends out of the year, and a nurse lives on the island most of the time, but there has been no emergency care.