New Hampton ambulance service question marks continue, as the board of supervisors voted to deny the city council’s request to add a 422D clause to the upcoming ballot. An accepted 422D form would make EMS an essential service for the next 5 years in New Hampton.
Mayor Bobby Schwickerath says the city doesn’t understand why this request was denied:
The supervisors argue that if the form doesn’t pass, the problem will be left unsolved – but if it does pass, the problem will just be pushed back 5 years.
Instead, they unanimously recommended a 28E agreement that will have Chickasaw County cities paying 60% of EMS contracts and the county paying 40%.
Schwickerath says this 28E will be discussed Monday at the city council meeting: