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Chapel Hill votes to fund new ambulance station

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

CHAPEL HILL -- Public safety should improve soon for area residents and motorists here because of a town board decision on Monday to help fund a new ambulance station.

The ambulance station in a building owned by the Lions Club was good for one ambulance when the emergency vehicles were vans instead of trucks with big boxes outfitted with equipment once limited to emergency rooms.

Now, the ambulance station is cramped. The old building is described by local leaders as "worn out."

A two-bay ambulance station near Chapel Hill Elementary School is envisioned by the town Board of Mayor and Aldermen. It unanimously voted to show it's willing to spend up to $125,000 to match funds from Marshall County.

See Wednesday's Tribune for the complete story.