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Clanton gets ambulance contract update

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor

The city of Clanton is getting closer to having a contract with Regional Paramedical Services for ambulance service.

Clanton Fire Chief David Driver gave a progress update at the Clanton City Council voting session on Aug. 23.

Driver said a proposal from RPS had been reviewed by the city attorney, who recommended some changes. The document is now being reviewed by the RPS attorney.

“We have also already received approval through the Office of EMS, who controls for the state what we do,” Driver said. “The director down there actually wanted to thank us, for lack of a better term, for trying to mitigate issues with lack of ambulances.”

He said the director “didn’t see any problem” with Clanton having a contract for ambulance service, and “thought it was a good idea.”

A contract is expected to be presented to the council at the Sept. 13 meeting.

At the Aug. 23 voting session, the council unanimously approved:

  • A rezoning request By Dr. Jon Binkerd for 119 Lay Dam Road from Agriculture to Office District (O1).
  • A $600 donation to LeCroy Career Technical Center for the upcoming College and Career Fair cover facility rental fee and vendor refreshments.
  • Using the Rebuild Alabama gasoline tax revenue to pave roads downtown.
  • Rejecting the lone bid for grass cutting services.
  • Changing the fee for dumping trash or littering to a range of $50 to $500, up to six months in jail/hard labor or both.

Clanton City Hall will be closed on Sept. 6 for Labor Day.