At the special called meeting on Tuesday, Marco Island City Council voted unanimously to apply for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN), which would allow the city to operate its own ambulance services. Ambulance services on Marco Island are currently controlled by the county.
The COPCN application will be made by December 22, 2017. The city council also unanimously passed a resolution for a binding COPCN referendum on the primary ballot on August 28, 2018.
Coastal Breeze News received the following statement from the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation:
The Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation is very thankful to our city council for moving this important community issue forward. A special thank you to both Chair Grifoni and Councilman Honig for working on the three prolonged approach. The Foundation stands ready to assist our city council in anyway possible to educate and inform our citizens on the COPCN process and also on the referendum which will be on our August 28th ballot.
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