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Prescott needs EMS help; firm hired for frac law

The Prescott EMS is severely shorthanded and is looking for ways to remedy the problem, said Joe Rohl at the Feb. 5 Clifton Town Board meeting.

There's a shortage of EMS volunteers and that affects the response time of calls.

One solution presented is having an EMS volunteer on staff 24 hours a day. Another option is to increase the pay the volunteers get and hope to recruit more volunteers.

Discussion about remedying the shortage will continue at future Clifton meetings.

Rohl, chairman of the Prescott Area Fire and Ambulance Association, represents the town of Clifton on the board along with Supervisor Greg Eggers.

Nolan Wall of Stevens Engineering presented a proposal to the Town Board to work on a frac sand mining and developer's law.

The town's Planning Commission reviewed the proposal in January and recommended it for the Town Board to approve.

The board approved the proposal, with a fee of $3,400.

Town Clerk Judy Clement-Lee said Stevens Engineering was chosen because the board worked with them when developing the town's comprehensive plan.

"Familiarity is nice and we were happy with him," Clement-Lee said. "We will be meeting with him once a month for the next four months to discuss and work on the project."

Many Oak Grove Town residents were at the Clifton meeting to offer support and applaud the frac sand law efforts. Frac sand regulations are a major topic in Oak Grove.

Clifton building inspector Todd Dolan's contract was renewed for another two years.