Sweetwater County Commission to Approve Updated Ambulance Contract

Sweetwater County Commission to Approve Updated Ambulance Contract

SWEETWATER COUNTY — The Sweetwater County Commission will consider approval of an updated contract with Sweetwater Medics during its meeting Tuesday.

The Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Sweetwater County Courthouse. The ambulance contract agenda item is to take place at approximately 10:45 a.m., followed by an ambulance service funding discussion with Castle Rock Ambulance Services at about 11 a.m.

During the last Commission meeting, the Commissioners unanimously agreed to provide an additional $235,000 to Sweetwater Medics for them to get through the remainder of the contractual year, which is through June 2022.

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Sweetwater Medics previously received a $77,623 monthly subsidy, which totaled over $931,476 for the length of the contract. With the additional subsidy, the contract totals $1,166,476. The county will pay Sweetwater Medics an additional $39,166 each month from January through June 2022.

Ron Gatti, Director of Sweetwater Medics, explained that the additional funding was needed due to changes in revenue sources. He said without the funding they would not be able to serve the county past the end of the year.

Additional changes to the contract include removing the exclusivity clause and making it a “non-exclusivity” contract instead. This will allow the county to subsidize Sweetwater Medics and any other ambulance provider at the county’s discretion.

To view the full Commission meeting agenda, click here. To view the full packet, click here.