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Platteville ambulance meeting tonight
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The City of Platteville Area Ambulance Committee is holding a special meeting tonight to discuss the proposal of Southwest Health Center to take over EMS services.

The proposal was discussed by SHC CEO Dan Rohrbach and the Common Council twice this year, most recently on July 9. Rohrbach’s proposal would expand Platteville EMS to a full-time paramedic service at a net cost of $200,000 to $250,000 per year.

The special meeting at the EMS Garage at 7 p.m. will be followed by the annual meeting, which will include the EMS operating budget and a capital improvement plan. The City of Platteville’s Capital Improvement Plan includes a tentative figure of $500,000 to build a new EMS facility, and $250,000 for a new ambulance in 2015.

The Area Ambulance Committee is made up of representatives of the city and the towns that contract with Platteville EMS for ambulance service. Every municipality is required by state law to either provide EMS service or contract with an EMS service.