Troy extends contract with Haynes Ambulance

Published 3:00 am Friday, November 16, 2018

The Troy City Council agreed to enter a one-year contract with Haynes Ambulance Tuesday.

Troy Fire Chief Michael Stephens said his department had no issues with extending the contract with Haynes one more year, although he said he had heard Brundidge may have some issues with response times.

After this one-year extension provided for under the contract structure, Stephens said a new contract could be negotiated.

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“Hopefully the next contract we’ll have a better contract because we’ve learned and evolved,” Stephens said.

McKenzie Wilson said the Pike County Commission is waiting until its November 26 meeting to take action on renewing the contract for a year until Brundidge has had a chance to vote on the renewal at its upcoming council meeting.

In other business, the Troy Council approved a pre-application for a grant to upgrade runway lights and taxiway lighting at the Troy Municipal Airport. The total cost of the project would be $650,000 with the FAA providing $585,000 and ALDOT and Troy each matching with $32,500.

The Troy City Council will meet again Tuesday, November 27 at City Hall. The executive committee will meet upstairs at 4 p.m. and the council will convene at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.