At a Rotterdam Town Board Meeting tonight, the board voted unanimously to enter into a contract with Rotterdam EMS. They dismissed a proposal from Mohawk Ambulance.
The agreement will be effective until Thursday, Dec. 31. The town will compensate the REMS with a monthly payment of $10,000.
There was concern that the Town of Rotterdam would have to create a new taxing district to fund REMS, but Town of Rotterdam Supervisor Steve Tommasone said that this is not the case.
\Tonight we're not here to commission a taxing district, we're here to commission service and we're making sure we have money in our budget to do that, said Tommasone.
He confirmed during the meeting that there are funds from the 2009 budget that will be able to cover the cost of REMS.""