Courtdale council rescinds ambulance service decision

June 24th, 2015 11:45 pm

First Posted: 5/21/2013

COURTDALE — Borough Council on Tuesday night rescinded an ordinance passed last month naming Trans-Med as the borough's ambulance service provider, replacing Larksville Borough Ambulance.

Council President Carl Hodorowski said the borough's original decision was based on the availability of advanced life support (ALS) services of Trans-Med compared with basic life support (BLS) services of Larksville.

Larksville ambulance Capt. Susan Stevens assured Courtdale council that ALS services were available if needed. She said the ambulance service's excellent response time and well-trained staff made them the best choice for Courtdale residents.

Councilman Tom Vest said rescinding the ordinance provided opportunity for council to get input from area residents on the issue.

Council also discussed its transition to Northeast Recycling Solutions from Exeter Borough. Hodorowski said preparations were being made for finalizing the recycling transition.

Council clarified the borough would retain the services of Northeast Revenues services for collection of overdue sewer fees only.

Also, council has determined the borough will not be joining the West Side Council of Governments.

Courtdale Borough Council will meet next at 7 p.m. June 18.