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Work on new ambulance station to start in spring

Posted January 8, 2014

An update on the planned new paramedic station in Alliston included on next week's Simcoe County council committee of the whole agenda notes the land purchase deal with the Walton Group closed November 28th on a 1.58 acre site on the south side of Industrial Parkway, just west of Simcoe Parts' warehouse.

The conditional sale last May revealed the land cost and legal was $625,000 and construction is pegged at $1.5 million. The $2.1 million project is being financed from paramedic reserves ($931k), Barrie ($567k) and Orillia ($126k) (the separated cities are part of the County's paramedic service), and development charges ($518k).

"County of Simcoe Paramedic Services has been assured that all services will be delivered to the new lot line by June 1, 2014," according to Ian Watson, Simcoe County's Manager, Real Estate, in his report to council. "A holdback in closing funds had been agreed to between the County of Simcoe and the developer of the site to guarantee on-time delivery of site services. Initial groundbreaking and construction of the new site and facility is scheduled for Spring 2014."

The new station is to replace the current leased location on Conc. 7, just south of Hwy 89 in Adjala-Tosorontio. To address Adjala-Tos concerns about losing the ambulance station, a satellite bay will be located at the Township's administration centre.

The County is also planning to build a new paramedic station in Beeton. There is about $1.23 million set aside in the budget for that project.

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