St. Croix EMS made a city departmentSt. Croix Emergency Medical Services was formally made a department of the city government by the Hudson City Council at its March 12 meeting.
By: Randy Hanson, Hudson Star-Observer
St. Croix Emergency Medical Services was formally made a department of the city government by the Hudson City Council at its March 12 meeting.
Council President Lori Bernard, the council’s representative on the EMS Commission, said the action was probably long overdue and was recommended by City Attorney Catherine Munkittrick.
Bernard said the ordinance officially establishing the service as a department clearly defines its functions.
St. Croix EMS will continue to operate and be governed much as the fire department is now, Bernard indicated.
The council also officially established the six-member Hudson Urban Forestry Board, currently headed by Alderperson John Hoggatt. The volunteer Forestry Board will operate similarly to the volunteer Park Board.
In addition, the council adopted an ordinance prohibiting the sale of synthetic marijuana. It also approved an agreement with Enterprise Rent A Car for furnishing city employees with vehicles to take to out-of-town training sessions and conferences that are more than 100 miles away.