Its appears Chickasaw County is ready to secure real estate to become home for its EMS department and ambulances.
During their regular meeting Monday, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors went into closed session for the second week in a row to consider the possible purchase of real estate to serve as the permanent home for its new County-run ambulance service.
After the closed session, Supervisor Chair Mark Kuhn was asked to restate the motion made by fellow Supervisor Jacob Hackman to move forward with a possible purchase.
The offer-to-purchase was approved unanimously and means the County will pass on buying the Throndson Property at 259 East Prospect in New Hampton. In their May 30th meeting, the Board voted to enter into an “option-to-buy” agreement for that property, but instead opted to buy the property just to the west of the Chickasaw County Public Health and Chickasaw County Rescue Squad building.
The County currently rents garage space in the former New Hampton fire station on South Locust Avenue to house its two ambulances. A third rig is expected to arrive by August after Supervisors approved its purchase last month. That ambulance could be based in Fredericksburg, but details are still being researched.