Columbus and New Berlin veto UVAC contracts

NEW BERLIN – On Friday, Feb. 7, the towns of New Berlin and Columbus simultaneously hosted special session town board meetings at 6 p.m. to veto contacts motioned, signed and carried by previous administrations in 2013.

The two towns – one still acting under the same supervisor as in 2013 – had each voted to charter with Unadilla Valley Ambulance Corporation (UVAC) at a cost of $50,000 annually in spite of the popular opinion of both village and town residents.

Prior to the installation of UVAC (a basic life support service), the Town and Village of New Berlin and the Town of Columbus all relied on the shared the services of the New Berlin Ambulance Service (NBAS, a certified advanced life support service), which had been a community staple for many years within the jurisdiction of the Village of New Berlin Fire Department.

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