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County receives 2 bids for EMS contract

Proposals tabled for review

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Montgomery County Commissioners opened two bids Monday for emergency medical services.

The City of Crawfordsville and Heartland Ambulance Service of Muncie were the only bidders. Details were not discussed Monday. Both bids were tabled for review.

Commissioners will forward the bids to an internal committee for review and recommendations. A vote on the contractual services is expected in September.

The county must have a system in place by the end of the year as city and private ambulance services have said they will no longer maintain operations as primary providers to rural areas.

In other business, the board:

• Approved a letter of financial commitment for the 2022 Community Crossings Matching Grant program. The county’s contribution is in the amount of $335,074.

• Awarded the landfill bid to JS McCullough Excavating in the amount of $437,064.

• Awarded a contract to replace bridge decks on bridges 29, 205 and 207 to H.I.S. in the amount of $880,800.

• Amended the language in the county’s American Rescue Plan Act to reflect that funds allocated in this category will be used only for the provision of government services as allowed by the U.S. Treasury regulations.

• Adopted on second reading an ordinance amending the speed limit on Old Waynetown Road to 30 mph.

• Voted to authorize the early termination of a lease for storage of the county’s election equipment at 120 S. Green St. The equipment is now stored at the new county government center.

• Heard a reminder from county administrator Tom Klein that a ribbon cutting and open house will take place
6-8 p.m. today at the new county government center, 1580 Constitution Row, Crawfordsville.

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