Sunday, June 26, 2022
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Clay Commission To Consider One Bid For New Ambulance

Clay County received one bid for a new ambulance to replace an aging vehicle in the EMS fleet.

Mayor Dale Reagan said the County Commission will consider a bid that came in about $24,000 over the $206,000 grant budget.

“We’ll bring it up before them and everything, but I feel confident that they are going to be okay with that,” Reagan said. “If we had to go out and buy one, it’s a lot better than coming up with about $25,000 than it is to come up with $225,000.”

Reagan said the county will also pay a three percent match on the grant. Reagan said the goal is to have the vehicle in service by the end of the year.

“It came in a little over bid, but I think we are going to be able to work that out,” Reagan said. “Not as bad as I thought it was going to be. It’s a blessing we are able to get these grants.”

Reagan said the new ambulance would replace a used vehicle purchased about 2 years ago. Reagan said at that time, an accident occurred with a newer ambulance, and the used one replaced the damaged vehicle.

A Community Development Block Grant makes the purchase possible.