Culver Town Council Passes Ordinance for Additional Appropriation

The Culver Town Council approved the second and third readings on an ordinance this week authorizing an additional appropriation of funds for a new ambulance.

During the council’s last meeting, Clerk-Treasurer Karen Heim explained that the money wasn’t earmarked in the budget for the replacement of an older truck. The appropriation is in the amount of $63,932.50 which is the town’s portion of the purchase. The other half is coming from Union Township for the same amount.

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Culver Town Council Holds Public Hearing on Additional Appropriation

The Culver Town Council held a public hearing Tuesday night to hear comments on the appropriation of funds for a new ambulance.

Clerk-Treasurer Karen Heim explained that the new ambulance is arriving soon but the money wasn’t earmarked in the budget for the replacement of an older truck. Heim said the older ambulance was overdue for replacement. It will be sold with the proceeds to be split between the town and Union Township.

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Plymouth City Council Approves Ambulance Bid Recommendation

The Plymouth City Council considered a recommendation from Plymouth Fire Chief Rod Miller to purchase a new ambulance.

Chief Miller said two quotes came in after a request was made to gather figures for an ambulance chassis. He reviewed the specifications of each quote and both companies completed the required information on the bid sheets. Chief Miller recommended the lower quote from Crossroads Ambulance Service in Middlebury in the amount of $186,806. The council unanimously approved the quote.

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Culver Town Council Adopts Financial Resolution to Purchase New Ambulance

The Culver Town Council Tuesday night reviewed a resolution outlining the terms of a financial plan to purchase a new ambulance for Culver Emergency Medical Services.

The lowest bid for a 2017 ambulance came from Medix in the amount of $127,865. The Union Township Trustee and the Town of Culver will equally split the cost of the vehicle. The township will provide $63,932.50 while $20,000 will come from this year’s EMS budget. The town will complete the funding with $43,932.50 from the General Fund.

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Culver Examines Possible Ambulance Purchase

culver-town-hallThe Town of Culver is looking to purchase a new ambulance to combat a slightly aging fleet.

A committee is working to identify the best ambulance for Culver in the future. Specification options have been gathered by the group, but the changes from the current ambulance to the new purchase are pretty limited according to Tuesday night’s discussion.

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