The Auburn City Council voted Thursday night to extend its current contract with TLC Medical Transportation for three additional months while the two parties continue to work toward a new agreement.
The city’s current contract with the private ambulance company, which has been in place since 2013, is set to expire June 30. Councilors unanimously voted to continue the contract until Sept. 30 because a new agreement will not be ready by the expiration date, Auburn Fire Department Chief Joseph Morabito said following the meeting.
Morabito said the two parties simply need more time to work out the contract’s details, such as the fee the city charges the company to allow them to operate in Auburn and other “operational type stuff.”
The city has contracted with TLC since 2008, Morabito said, and prior to that, Rural/Metro Medical Services. If the contract was not extended, TLC would not be able to bill clients in the city.