Item ID Number: 19-4445
Meeting Type: Finance and Administration Committee

Action Comments: Larkin and Schafer explained that the Ambulance Service is in need of two ambulances to continue to provide emergency medical services to the people of Jackson County. Two older ambulances currently in the fleet are in need of extensive and expensive repairs such that it makes more sense to retire them immediately and purchase new ambulances. The extent of the repairs needed were not anticipated. There is insufficient time to bid out the contract for the purchase of these ambulances. Not immediately contracting for the purchase of these new ambulances will pose a threat to public health and safety and will disrupt critical County services affecting health and safety.

Action: authorize
Action Note: the emergency appropriation of up to $162,000 for an ambulance to prevent a threat to public health, safety, and the disruption of critical County services affecting health and safety

Seconder: Comparato Scott
The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Action: authorize
Action Note: the appropriation of up to $52,000 for the purchase of a stretcher/power load system for the new ambulance

Seconder: Erbes Andrew
The motion carried by unanimous vote.

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