Ambulance service proposals calls for subsidy


The city and Gold Cross are fighting for a deal on ambulance service.
After months of work, there are now two proposals on the table for the city to once-again contract with gold cross.

Both plans call for Gold Cross to turn over the ambulance zone provider designation to the city.
The city would also pay Gold Cross a subsidy of around 650-thousand dollars per year.
The subsidy is a sticking point, but not for everyone.

“I don’t think so I mean it could be 650 thousand it could be less it could be a gradual increase based on the number of years of the contract that’s not yet to be determined that’s why I was so frustrated with how the process was being handled because we weren’t having those negotiations,” said Mayor Pro-Tem Sean Frantom. 

 Under the proposals Gold Cross would agree to lower it’s transport fees from 21 hundred dollars to 11-hundred 50 dollars.

That’s the fee the city charges patients for its ambulances. 

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