Charles City, Iowa – Charles City and its ambulance service provider AMR have come to a tentative agreement for a contract extending services for one year.
City Administrator Steve Diers says the city will subsidize the company $50,000 while AMR agreed to raise their call rates.
After almost two decades of AMR sustaining their service by paying the city nearly $25,000 for drivers, rent and dispatch, money has run out, according to Diers.
The old contact is set to expire on June 1 and the city council needs to approve the contract at their next official meeting.
The agreement comes on the heels of the Chickasaw County EMS crisis that continued to drag on since the beginning of the year.
In hopes of taking a major step forward for service, the Chickasaw County Ambulance Council meets this morning at 10 at the Community Services Building.