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Charles City, AMR agree to one-year contract

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.

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Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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