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Wakefield to fund Beacon through December


May 16, 2018

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MONDAY's Wakefield city council meeting included, from left, council member Jim Anderson, mayor pro tempore Amy Tarro, mayor John Granato, city clerk Sue Ahonen, city attorney Ray O'Dea, and city manager Richard Brackney. Council member Kay Wiita is not shown.


WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield city council Monday voted to pay $12,000 to fund Beacon Ambulance Service for continuing coverage through Dec. 31.

The unanimous vote was contingent upon all other Gogebic County cities, townships or communities also funding the service as part of a county cost-sharing resolution.

City Manager Richard Brackney said Watersmeet is the exception because it has its own agreement for ambulance service through Aspirus Iron River.

Brackney said Beacon "opened their books" so as to inspire confidence.

"The per-capita cost to do th...

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