Union County Fiscal Court magistrates unanimously approved the purchase of a new ambulance after an ambulance was totaled almost two months ago.
Judge-Executive Jody Jenkins informed magistrates the ambulance van was totaled on October 26 in an accident.
He added that the county insures the ambulances and turned the accident in to the insurance company.
After a review of three bids that were submitted to the County to purchase a new ambulance, magistrates unanimously approved a bid of $108,072 for a 2015 Type 3 Diesel van from Mid-America Ambulance and Coach Service.
Magistrate Joe Clements, who serves on the Ambulance Board, updated magistrates on other costs associated with the purchase of the new ambulance.
With no money in the budget to purchase a new ambulance, Judge Jenkins declared an emergency purchase that was unanimously approved by magistrates.
In other business, magistrates unanimously approved the City of Sturgis Buildings and Renovations Grant Amendment for funds to be used for a new HVAC unit, to install a new electronic entry system for the police department and install security windows and paint the interior of the City Hall Buildings.
Magistrates also unanimously approved a bid by One Hour Heating & Air of Henderson of $11,839 to purchase three heating and air units for the Sturgis Senior Center.
And, magistrates unanimously agreed to cancel the next regularly scheduled fiscal court meeting on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 due to the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays.
The next regularly scheduled fiscal court meeting will be held Tuesday morning, December 22, 2015 at 9:00 at the Courthouse.