Revised ambulance contracts up for final county approval

Formal interlocal agreements between Montague County and the City of Bowie Emergency Medical Services and Saint Jo Volunteer Fire Department will be considered when the commissioner’s court meets at 9 a.m. on Sept. 25.
These contracts for ambulance services in their respective areas were hammered out earlier this year as the stipends were increased for both entities.
Bowie will receive $75,000 on a three-year contract and Saint Jo will receive $35,000.
This was the first increase in the stipend in about 20 years after Bowie came to the court last year asking for a change.
In early 2016 Bowie said it would stop service outside the city limits as of Oct. 1, but later the city changed direction and said it would continue service.

Read more about Monday’s agenda in the weekend News.