On notice that MedicOne Medical Response will leave Erwin as soon as a new ambulance service can be brought on board, the Unicoi County Commission Ambulance Committee got a new offer on Tuesday.
ERWIN - Notified that MedicOne Medical Response is pulling out of its long-running contract negotiations with Unicoi County, county officials are back in the search of an ambulance provider.
A Unicoi County resident’s lawsuit seeking to set aside the county’s award of a new ambulance service contract to MedicOne Medical Response has been dismissed.
Erwin aldermen and Unicoi County commissioners came together Thursday for a workshop on the county’s pending contract with MedicOne Medical Response and an interlocal agreement the would include MedicOne’s service to Erwin in the contract.
A little more than two weeks away from the expiration of Unicoi County’s contract with MedicOne Medical Response, it appears the county is without a signed contract for future ambulance service.
The attorney representing Unicoi County and its mayor and its commissioners has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that attempts to force the county to put its contract for ambulance service back out for bid.
The Unicoi County Commission’s Monday decision not to reconsider its December award of county’s ambulance service contract to MedicOne Medical Response has landed the commission and county mayor in court.
Pleas for the Unicoi County Commission to redo its advertisement for bids on a 4-year ambulance service contract awarded to MedicOne Medical Response in December fell short on Monday in split commission vote that hinged on the threat of $900,000 lawsuit.
ERWIN — Is Unicoi County bound by a draft contract with MedicOne Medical Response approved by the County Commission in December?
A specially called meeting of the Unicoi County Commission to consider the possible re-advertisement for bids on the county’s ambulance contract went for naught Friday, causing the the commission’s vice-chairman step down in frustration.
The Unicoi County Commission will conduct a specially called meeting to decide if the county’s request for ambulance service contract proposals should be put back out for bid.
Unicoi County resident Johnny Day has vowed to take legal action if necessary to stop finalization of county’s pending contract with MedicOne Medical Response in order to allow time for county commissioners to examine contract bidding procedures he said “did not get the job done.”
Unicoi County officials are negotiating a new three-year contract with MedicOne Medical Services and simultaneously preparing to a new request for contract proposals if needed.
MedicOne Medical Response, which spent much of the past three years out of compliance its contract with Unicoi County, was the only bidder on the county’s recent request for new contract proposals.
It was back to the drawing board for the Unicoi County Commission’s Ambulance Committee on Wednesday with efforts to provide a public ambulance service for the county continuing without a previously planned partnership with the town of Erwin.