Jackson will continue agreement with Quality Medical Transport


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JACKSON – The Township Council has awarded a contract to Quality Medical Transport Inc., which will continue to provide emergency ambulance services in Jackson.

Council President Ken Bressi, Vice President Robert Nixon, Councilman Barry Calogero, Councilman Scott Martin and Councilwoman Ann Updegrave voted to award the contract to the company at the Nov. 27 meeting of the governing body.

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The service includes third party billing for a 36-month period with the option to renew for one two-year period.

“Quality Medical has been (in Jackson) for just about 10 years and they have done a great job,” Martin said. “One thing you do not see that they do, while they have three ambulances constantly here in town, what they do to really keep coverage in town is that whenever ambulances leave, they send two more ambulances from their home office into Jackson. There have been times where we have had eight, nine or 10 ambulances running, all Quality Medical. That is how dedicated they have been to this town.”

Martin said the company has done an “outstanding job” serving residents.

Bressi concurred with his fellow councilman, saying, “Their record has been impeccable. Once they see rigs (ambulances) are going to be tied up, they are shooting another rig into town to the same location.”

In other business, council members accepted a bid of $920,000 submitted by Faraday Ave. Property, LLC, for the purchase of municipal property at 511, 555, 575 and 589 Brush Ave.

Officials said Brush Avenue is a paper street (an undeveloped street). The properties are in the vicinity of Whitesville Road, Gramme Avenue and Faraday Avenue.

Bressi, Nixon, Calogero, Martin and Updegrave voted “yes” on a motion to authorize the land sale.

Resident Jim Bezanson asked the council members if they had any idea what kind of business would use the property.

“They have to stick to the conditional uses of the (industrial) property,” Bressi said.

Bezanson asked if a house of worship or a school could be place on the properties.

Bressi read from the resolution authorizing the sale of the land and said the condition of the Oct. 10 public auction was that the property may only be used in accordance with the permitted conditional uses that are allowed in the industrial zone.

Officials said there was only bidder for the property.

Bezanson asked if any of the uses he asked about (a house of worship or a school) is a permitted use in the industrial zone. Bressi said those uses are not permitted uses in the industrial zone.

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