Presentation on Johnstown ambulance billing slated

Company will give Common Council various options

JOHNSTOWN — A Connecticut-based emergency services billing firm will give a presentation on what it can offer the city at the Common Council’s monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

City Clerk Carrie Allen said Certified Ambulance Group, Inc. of Rocky Hill, Conn. will give a presentation to kick off the business session. She said the firm is expected to discuss “billing” options available for the city.

The city started a new one-vehicle ambulance service — run out of the city Fire Department on North Perry Street — but it was taken out of service on Jan. 15 due to a liability insurance issue.

According to its website, Certified Ambulance Group, Inc., is an emergency services billing company. Since 1990, it has provided EMS, ALS Intercept, Fire and Rescue billing services to municipal and volunteer entities nationwide.

In other business Tuesday, the council is expected to consider a handful of resolutions, including one to hire Arcadis for $48,900. The firm will perform continued consulting support and 2019 compliance monitoring of the closed, former Johnstown Landfill.

Other proposed resolutions on the agenda include ones to appoint a commissioner of deeds and have the city do a budget amendment.

Routine matters that may also come before the council include: public speakers, approval of claims and accounts, city official and liaison reports, council discussion, and announcements made by Mayor Vern Jackson.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.

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