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Springdale Agreeable to Ambulance Payment

Posted: January 8, 2013 at 5 a.m.

The City Council served notice Monday that Springdale would no longer subsidize Benton County through its fire department after this year.

By The Numbers

Benton County

Emergency Medical Services Subsidy Distribution for 2013:

City Money

Bella Vista $10,000

Bentonville $52,000

Gravette $33,000

NEBCO $35,000

Pea Ridge $11,000

Rogers $77,000

Siloam Springs $52,000

Springdale $30,000

Total $300,000

Source: Benton County

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Why Springdale can't help pay for ambulance service they have to pay for the overpass to no where. The people in the effected area spend plenty of money in
Springdale surely enough to contribute to the ambulance service. SO SPRINGDALE QUIT BEING SO CHEAP AND PAY YOUR WAY YOU HAVE PLENTY OF MONEY. DON'T MAKE THE PEOPLE WORRY ABOUT EMERGENCY SERVICES.

Posted by: troutjig

January 8, 2013 at 9:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

troutjig - This isn't about the City of Springdale being cheap. Benton County has, for years, chosen to rely on other entities to provide ambulance services. If the citizens outside of Bella Vista, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville want to have ambulance services, they need to pay for them.

Posted by: superdave10

January 8, 2013 at 12:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )