Mayor of New Hampton Bobby Schwickerath believes the last time the city discussed the area’s ambulance service it was November of 2019. Now in July of 2020, the hot-button discussion is back for evaluation.
The Chickasaw County Ambulance Council made it known that in order to bring this EMS referendum to the ballot this coming election, the issue would need to be agreed upon by the impending August 27th deadline.
According to the New Hampton Tribune, Supervisor Jake Hackman presented the board with a 28E agreement that would fund the EMS services as essential.
Former Chickasaw County Supervisor Rick Holthaus responded to the plan by saying:
“The only county in the state to have a voter-approved EMS levy in place is Wright County – and from start to finish, it took two years to get that 28E agreement together. And we’re going to do this in a month? I don’t think so.”
The discussion will continue up to the deadline.