PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- The first of what will likely be many public meetings across Hughes and Stanley Counties to raise awareness about a proposed ambulance district was held Wednesday night in Pierre. Much to the disappointment of the County Commissioners holding the first meeting was the severe lack of questions and attendance from the general public. Gary Grittner of Fort Pierre was one of the few members of the public to speak
Hughes County Commissioner Randy Brown says starting an ambulance service from scratch would cost significantly more than farming out the service through a district.
A-M-R Medical Director Dr. Tom Huber says he sees the value of the service regularly.
The cost for a home with a valuation of 250-thousand dollars would be around 60-dollars per year to support the district. More information is available on the District proposal at csdambulance.com. Voter will ultimately decide the future of the district as the issue will appear on the 2022 general election ballot.