Care Ambulance to use Jemison rescue building

Published 8:04 pm Monday, June 18, 2012

The city of Jemison has agreed to lease the fire department’s rescue building to Care Ambulance Service for use as a training center.

The council approved Monday for Care to lease the building for one year for $500 per month, including utilities (water, electricity and gas).

At the end of a year, the lease can be renewed or renegotiated.

“The building is sitting there not being used,” Fire Chief John Dennis said. “We’re going to gain income from it now.”

During the contract period, the fire department has agreed to use Care as its primary ambulance provider.

In addition, the fire department will continue to use the building for equipment storage and will be allowed occasionally to hold training and meetings there as long as they do not conflict with Care’s use of the building.

“This is a good deal, I think, for the city,” Mayor Eddie Reed said.

The council also approved a report from the Alabama Department of Transportation for U.S. Highway 191 to be paved in August and for the intersection of U.S. Highway 31 and Church Street to be widened.

Lastly, the council approved a proclamation for Mars Hill Baptist Church’s 125th anniversary.

Mars Hill is located at County Road 42 West in Jemison and will celebrate its 125 years on Sunday, June 24 at 10 a.m.