April 27, 2017

Plans progress for ambulance service (4/22/10)

April 22, 2010

Williston’s new ambulance service is on schedule and on budget, according to Town Manager Rick McGuire.

McGuire updated the Selectboard on the progress of the service on Monday night. The ambulance service was included in the town budget for fiscal year 2011, which voters approved on Town Meeting Day last month.

The service is set to start on July 1.

McGuire said a new ambulance has already been ordered. The town still needs to find a second, used ambulance. Williston will likely hire South Burlington as a bill collection agency for the ambulance service, McGuire said.

“All of the pieces are falling into place as we move forward,” McGuire said.

The town currently uses St. Michael’s Rescue as its primary emergency responder.

 

— Greg Duggan, Observer staff

 


Comments

  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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