(S.D.) - Wall pursuing plan to save ambulance service
WALL, S.D. (AP) - Wall city officials are not giving up on their efforts to save ambulance service in the area around the western South Dakota tourist town.
The Pennington County Commission has rejected a proposal to form an ambulance tax district.
But the Wall City Council has agreed to set aside a day for a special election if enough petition signatures can be obtained to put an ambulance tax to a public vote.
Wall City Finance Officer Carolynn Anderson says the ambulance service will likely be lost unless the tax is passed. The tax could cover only a third of the overall ambulance expenses, with the rest paid by the city and fees collected for the service.
Wall is home to Wall Drug, a major tourist attraction.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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