Todd Fiscal approves land purchase for ambulance station, considers building needs

Todd Fiscal Court approved the purchase of land to one day be home to another ambulance station and considered updates and renovations to county buildings. 

Judge-Executive Todd Mansfield made the recommendation to purchase a parcel of land near North Todd Elementary School for $40,000—he says the northern part of the county is need of an ambulance station to better cover those residents, and would be located in a place that would allow EMS to respond to several different areas as quickly as possible. 

He says this is just the start of the process.

Magistrates approved the purchase unanimously. A survey of county buildings was recently conducted, with Judge Mansfield saying it showed several things that need to be repaired or replaced, such as the lighting in several buildings and the roof of the Todd County Jail. 

He says all-in-all, the total cost of the project to address the buildings needs would be roughly $1.5 million. 

No action was taken on that at Friday’s meeting—Judge Mansfield encouraged magistrates to think on how they might move forward with such a project, which could include using contingency funds or by taking on the task in bits and pieces.