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Chickasaw County now faces July 1 deadline for new ambulance service

New Hampton, Iowa – Chickasaw County officials are going back to the drawing board to find a new ambulance service.

Residents and emergency response personnel voiced support of a renegotiated contract between Jeremy McGrath’s company and the county at a meeting Monday night.  But ambulance council members didn’t support a motion towards contract approval.

Ken Rasing is a New Hampton resident.

 

The renegotiated contract was for three years costing $165,000 the first year and $365,000 the next two.  McGrath also made adjustments on staffing. The county wanted the contract to stipulate McGrath to show

profit and loss statements.

Fredericksburg Mayor Shain Kroenecke helped renegotiate the contract and said he thought it was the best both parties could do.

 

According to Ambulance council chair Steve Geerts, who’s a supervisor, he said his issue is money because the county doesn’t have the funds to pay for McGrath’s request.

 

The council is left finding service as McGrath’s ends on July 1.

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Kellan Heavican

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