Del Gallo asks for audit of REMS

While agreements with the previous board had REMS keeping the ALS billing, Cote said there was no written agreement.

"It was a verbal agree-ment, they just wouldn't do it in writing for whatever reason," he said. "We were doing what we were advised to do by the town of Rotterdam."

Some board members have expressed an interest previously to renew the ALS billing contract for REMS to recoup any money not being collected. Del Gallo and Deputy Supervisor Robert Godlewski have expressed waiting till the tax district vote before entering into any agreements.

"The feeling I get is that they're wary of getting into the agreement, because they are not sure what the outcome of the referendum vote is going to be," said Cote. "Regardless of who the ambulance provider is they could be collecting that money."

The letter to residents about the tax district vote and what each vote would entail also hasn't been sent out from the supervisor either.

Del Gallo said in an internal e-mail due the transition in the attorney's office, with Michael Godlewski leaving to work for the county, a letter had not been finalized.

Previously board members have questioned why the letter hadn't been sent out, because the attorney's office said they have prepared a letter, but it wasn't finalized.

Del Gallo had stated in the message that a board member could complete a letter and then send it to him for the board to approve.""

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