Yankton County Ambulance Task Force

With its’ ambulance service running about a quarter of a million dollars budget deficit annually, officials with Yankton County government are organizing a task force to examine the issue.

Yankton County Commissioner Cheri Loest says Yankton County is unique in that the ambulance service here is a department of county government.

Since so much of the funds that are collected by the ambulance service is set ahead of time by insurance companies or government agencies, Loest says raising rates to increase revenues isn’t the answer.

Loest says December 11th is the deadline for interested citizens to submit letters to the Yankton County Auditor’s Office seeking appointment to the ambulance task force.