The Panel Committee that was formed to review the three request for proposals that the City received this week for ambulance services met Wednesday morning to review each submittal in detail. The five person committee consists of City Clerk Scott Badley, Council President John Bigelow, Police Chief Richard Adriaens, Dr. Irving Robinson and Campbell County EMS Director Gregg Mentzel.
Dr. Robinson and Mentzel were unable to attend the meeting but Council President Bigelow says that they will be offering their input on the proposals.
Following Wednesday's meeting, the committee put together a list of questions for each organization that submitted a proposal and will email those questions out to the agencies prior to a series of presentation meetings.
The time and date of each of those presentations has not yet been scheduled. We will be sure to let you know as soon as the information becomes available to us.
A brief rundown of the three proposals that were submitted are as follows: Rocky Mountain Ambulance's proposal would require a $120,000 annual subsidy from the City to provide ambulance service within City limits. Sheridan Fire-Resuce's proposal would require a $150,000 annual subsidy to provide service. The proposal from Fire Chief Patrick Reitz would require an annual subsidy from the City in the amount of $600,000 for one year, with the possibility of that being reduced by more than half after a year. Chief Reitz's proposal would establish an EMS Department that would have single role EMS technicians who would not be subject to the collective bargaining agreement or to the Civil Service.
All three of the proposals can be viewed by clicking here.