The third and final presentation Monday to the panel committee that's reviewing the RFP's for ambulance service within the City of Sheridan was from Fire Chief Patrick Reitz.
Reitz's proposal is a single role proposal, which essentially would create an EMS department within the City. The department would have five EMS personnel on per shift with three shifts for a total of 15 full-time equivalents.
While Reitz is requesting a $600,000 subsidy from the City for the first year, he says that numbers is by no means set in stone.
Reitz stated to the committee that the proposal he has put together in response to the RFP is not an immediate fix to the City's budget woes, but that he believes that this could be a long term fix for a long term problem. He also said that he feels that they can significantly reduce the subsidy within 2 to 3 years.
The committee did not set a timetable as to when a decision would be made on the proposals. All three of the RFP's can be viewed by clicking the link that is at the end of this story on our website sheridanmedia.com.