By Rich Wicks | Times Vedette

During the March 25 regular meeting of the Panora City Council, the council members discussed possible action regarding the Audubon Ambulance and Health Care Transportation Services Agreement.

Council member Brian Dorsett shared his opinion that the city should terminate the agreement because the department continues to lose money, even with the current revenue from Audubon. He said he’s also concerned that the Audubon agreement is reportedly making it tougher to keep the staffing schedule filled.

“It looks to me like if we keep this, it’s going to prolong going in the hole one year. After that, you’re going in the hole anyway. So, to me it’s not worth the risk of the coverage,” said Dorsett.

After discussion, the council voted unanimously to terminate the agreement. The city will initiate the 90-day termination process.

The council approved a Special Events application for the Panora Square Market. The market will operate on alternating Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, alternating with the dates of the Guthrie Center farmers’ market.

The council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome. Interested persons may attend in person or electronically by visiting the website or by phone 1-312-757-3121 (Access Code 295-099-701, Audio PIN 220#).