BRUCE COUNTY – Bruce County’s community paramedicine program has been extended until September.
Steve Schaus, director of paramedic services for the county, provided that welcome update at the June 17 meeting of the county’s paramedic services committee meeting.
He added that he hoped to announce even better news about the program.
The single action item on the agenda involved the selection of a consultant for the Saugeen Shores paramedic station.
Committee members approved the staff recommendation, that R. V. Anderson Associates Ltd. be engaged as the consultant to provide technical expertise. The company was the successful bidder during the request for proposal process.
Further, the committee approved the cost of $235,200 for three conceptual drawings, specifications and contract administration and management services necessary for construction of the new station.
The committee had approved construction of the station a year ago, and the decision was made to hire a consultant. Eight firms responded. Schaus said he had made what he thought was the most cost effective choice for the county.
Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times