City extends EMS pact with county

Iola officials said the city's ambulance contract with Allen County will be extended a year. Hopes to renegotiate a pact have been hampered by the COVID-19 shutdown.


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May 12, 2020 - 9:59 AM

Jill Hartman of the Iola Area Chamber of Commerce speaks Monday with Iola City Council members. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Iola’s contract to provide emergency medical services to the county is likely to be extended a year under the terms of the current pact.

City Council members agreed to extend the contract after Interim City Administrator Corey Schinstock reported the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has essentially prevented any hopes of renegotiating the pact before it expires.

The contract ends Dec. 31, but the terms stipulate the city or county must give a six-month notice if they plan to not extend the agreement.

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