LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Commissioners held their final meeting of the year Tuesday morning.
They planned to make a decision on whether or not to purchase 10 new ambulances, but ultimately decided they did not have enough information on the matter. They put off that decision until the new year.
The Public Safety Division says they have 10 ambulances that date back to 2001, have 300,000 miles on them and are costing a lot of money to keep in operation. Purchasing the new ambulances would cost an estimated $2 million. Commissioners are skeptical about this because it was not budgeted.
Commissioner Larry Kiker says he questions which ones need to be replaced and why. He is surprised that suddenly 10 of them are in such dire need of repair.
Commissioners did set up a timeline for choosing a new county manager, and also gave the final approval to the separation agreement with Lee County attorney Michael Hunt. He leaves January 31st and will walk away with $83,000 in severence pay and six months of health inurance coverage.