I heard that the City committed $100,000 for the new ambulance station to house a fire truck. Is this true?
Thanks for the question. The City Manager and Assistant City Manager had lunch with a now former County Commissioner, and talked about the future of EMS service in Atchison. During the course of the conversation, they were asked if there would ever be a need another fire station. The City officials responded that there was not currently a need and any need would be much further into the future. Asked where the future need might occur City staff responded it would be on the west side of town.
City officials never had any further conversations on the matter, and they were not asked to participate in any of the planning for the new facility. There was never any discussion of the City providing any financial support of a County EMS facility as the County was designing the facility.