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Wadley’s seeking more support


The owner of Wadley’s EMS put the Purcell Public Works Authority on notice Monday evening that he will be seeking more financial support from the city.

Jackie Wadley stressed that doesn’t mean he expects Purcell residents to pay more on their  utility bills for the ambulance service.

Rather, Wadley pointed out language in the city charter that will allow those outside the city limits who are on Purcell water to be charged the same amount as residents in town.

That will include customers of other water systems that purchase water from Purcell.

Wadley said the ambulance needs more financial support to counteract rising costs, especially diesel fuel which is nearing $6 per gallon.

Other supply costs are also skyrocketing amid shortages of some needed items.

Glucose, he said, has gone from $17 to $75 per vial.

The glucose is shipped in 10 vial boxes, meaning the cost of a single box has jumped from $170 to $750 “when you can get it.”

Trustees also approved – with modification – new solid waste rates for residents and businesses. The rates will go into effect July 1.

In other business, trustees:

  • approved lighting improvements from Main Street to Walnut Creek;
  • appointed Kerry Nemecek to the Purcell Golf Course Authority; and
  • approved $52,500 for a pump and labor for repairs to the Canadian Lift Station.


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