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Meade County Rural Ambulance District gets grant for startup costs

Board members continue to work hard to get the district up and running.
Published: Sep. 1, 2020 at 4:08 PM MDT
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STURGIS S.D. (KEVN) - For the past several months, the Meade County Rural Ambulance group has worked to create a new ambulance district.

The initial proposal went to a public vote back in March and passed.

Last week, the board went before Meade County Commission and received a startup grant for $5,000.

Board member Edward Miller says the money from taxpayers won’t come in until April, and the grant will go toward covering costs like insurance, legal fees and accounting fees.

As for the next step, Miller says the final budget meeting is on Sept. 21.

“We’re hoping to finish our budget. We need to have that done and certified and into the county by October first in order for them to get it on the tax bills that will come out. To get revenue started and back in April,” says Miller.

If people are interested in attending the meeting, it will be at 6 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the Meade County Office’s commission meeting room.

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