St. Joseph County Ambulance Committee is close to reaching a one-year renewal with LifeCare Ambulance.
White Pigeon Township Supervisor Don Gloy, a member of the 12-person committee, said the agreement is in the midst of being fielded by the dozen entities that are a part of the impending contract with LifeCare.
The renewal is for $140,000 and its cost is covered proportionately by participating members. For example, Sturgis, the largest member, will pay $59,000. As the smallest entity Burr Oak’s share is $3,400, according to the contract.
Members of the group are Burr Oak, Constantine, Fawn River, Florence, Mottville, Sherman, Sturgis and White Pigeon townships; the villages of Burr Oak, Constantine and White Pigeon; and the city of Sturgis. Their membership ensures ambulatory service from LifeCare.
The 12 entities are in the midst of reviewing and approving the latest contract. Gloy said the committee has imposed a June 15 deadline for every entity to approve and return their signed contract.
The previous contract was $115,000. A proposed 2022-23 contract would jump to $190,000, he added.