Ambulance committee runs merger plan past towns
SILT- The Burning Mountain Emergency Medical Services Planning Committee presented its plan for a unified Silt and New Castle Ambulance service to Silt’s board of trustees at the board’s regular meeting Monday night.”Things are progressing,” said Silt Ambulance director Susan Taylor after the group presented its plan to the Silt and New Castle town councils. “We have a great board and they are very supportive of the ambulance,” she said, but noted that the board wanted to make sure that both Silt and New Castle would benefit from the merger.”They want to be able to look at the plan and make sure we’ve got our t’s crossed and i’s dotted,” said Taylor.The planning committee expects to merge the two services, and then consider a possible merger with the Burning Mountains Fire Protection District, said Taylor.Silt Mayor Pro Tem Tod Tibbetts said it appeared the merger would benefit both Silt and New Castle.”It won’t hurt Silt, and may add some strength to the service,” he said.The committee also received encouragement earlier this month from the New Castle Town Council.In other action, the Silt Trustees:-Held a first reading and issued a continuance on an ordinance that would regulate the development of oil and gas wells within the town of Silt.-Voted 4-3 to issue a letter of support for the Re-2 School District mill levy override. The property tax increase will be on the Nov. 4 ballot and would raise $4 million. Contact Ryan Graff: 945-8515, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
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