Charles City, Iowa – A solution is still needed for a contract stalemate between Charles City and the town’s ambulance service AMR.
Discussions between the two entities are on-going as they try to figure out how to fund a $150,000 shortfall. Mayor Dean Andrews says Charles City is the only town in Iowa utilizing AMR.
The previous contract had paid the city $25,000 to use their dispatch to house the service. Due to tightening budgets, AMR says they need to be paid $125,000 to continue operations.
Andrews says despite the stalemate, AMR has tried to work with the city to find a funding solution.
The city, county, hospital and AMR are currently working together to find a solution.
Andrews says it’s a great system and a solution is needed for the well-being of the community.