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Bill Minogue, Captain of the Au Sable Forks Ambulance Service, expressed the need to upgrade the Au Sable Forks Ambulance Service to a 24-hour service.

Bill Minogue, Captain of the Au Sable Forks Ambulance Service, expressed the need to upgrade the Au Sable Forks Ambulance Service to a 24-hour service. Photo by Shaun Kittle.

— For someone in the Town of Jay with property assessed at $100,000, creating the 24-hour service would result in an annual tax increase of about $23.

This year, the AuSable Forks Ambulance budget was $214,127 and would be $299,478 under the proposed budget, an increase of $85,351.

Attendees at the meeting voiced concerns about whether the service would benefit the area, with some questioning whether the Au Sable Forks Ambulance Service needed the extra employees and others disputing the cost of bringing on more employees.

Douglas and Minogue said the meeting was held to give residents the opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns about the proposed change, but the issue won’t go up to a referendum and will instead be decided by a vote between the town boards involved.

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Calipso_Prime 1 year, 5 months ago

AuSable Forks Ambulance is not adding extra employees, as this story says; they have no employees now, just volunteers. So they are hiring employees for the first time. Also what does the sentence "CVPH has to call when the critical care technician is unavailable" mean in the story? Has to call who?

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