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Wallace Township Hopes Third Time’s The Charm For Tax Referendum

Posted by wlpo on July 17, 2013

While it’s not cheap, having access to an ambulance when needed is essential.

The Ottawa City Council and Wallace Township Fire Protection District continue to work towards a 5-year agreement for Ottawa to provide ambulance service to Wallace.  The city council placed on file an agreement Tuesday night that has Wallace paying 50 thousand dollars for the first year of the contract and over 526 thousand dollars total through the life of the contract.

The agreement gives Wallace the option of opting out if they can’t pass a tax referendum in April to help them pay Ottawa.  The fire protection district has tried to pass a tax referendum two years straight but voters have said no.

Ottawa averages 200 to 250 ambulance calls per year to Wallace.  Right now Wallace patients pay per call.

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