Council discusses ambulance service

Published 4:02 pm Friday, January 9, 2015

The Georgiana City Council discussed the guidelines for an ambulance franchise at its meeting on Tuesday night.

A similar discussion was held at McKenzie’s Town Council meeting the night before, where it centered on which ambulance service can facilitate the citizens of the town.

McKenzie Mayor Lester Odom Jr. said through discussions, the emergency ambulance service out of Evergreen no longer serves Butler County.

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“There has been some discussion about setting up some other ambulance service,” Odom said. “I don’t know the name for it. I don’t know the details and anything else, it’s just second and third-hand information.”

Odom said an ambulance service set up in Georgiana would help.

At the Georgiana meeting, the council decided to meet with the city attorney to work the necessary paperwork up to acquire the guidelines for an ambulance service.

In other business, the council:

• held a discussion on sending out a letter from the city inspector detailing unsafe premises within the city limits;

• accepted bids on a new heating and cooling unit for the municipal courtroom; and,

• agreed to pay the difference on a donation for body cameras for the city’s law enforcement. The council agreed to pay $638. The donation was for $1,000.