Town of Hudson approves contract for ambulance serviceThe town of Hudson has signed an ambulance contract with the city of Hudson EMS. The announcement came at the board meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7.
By: By Chris Hamble, Hudson Star-Observer
The town of Hudson has signed an ambulance contract with the city of Hudson EMS. The announcement came at the board meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7. The contract covers town residents should they need ambulance service, and will cost the town $12.50 per resident, for a total of $99,025.
The town has not yet agreed on a fire department contract with the city of Hudson. The municipalities are negotiating a change to the length of contracts, making it a renewing 10-year cycle. The change would mean that every year the town has a contract with the city of Hudson for fire coverage, it would renew the contract for an extra year, meaning that the end of the contract is always 10 years out. Effectively it means that getting out of a contract would always take 10 years.
The town caucus is scheduled at the Hudson Town Hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4. A “snow date” was scheduled for the following week, Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m.
A proposal to reduce the speed of O’Neil Road to 25 mph has been approved by the board. After a brief study, it was determined that the stretch of road met the required density standard to have a reduced speed limit. While no cost was given, the cost to replace the two signs will be minimal.
The board has also approved a measure to improve and move signs around a problem stretch of curves on Gilbert Road. With the improved signage, the board is hopeful to reduce speeds, and to reduce accidents along the curves. The project will cost the town $631.92.