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By Andy Bourne
Seeley Swan Pathfinder Editor 

Ambulance levy causes heartburn for northern Powell County residents

Lincoln Ambulance serves area, but levy pays for ambulance service that covers southern Powell County

 

September 25, 2019

Nathan Bourne, Seeley Swan Pathfinder

Ovando's Leigh Ann Valiton facilitated a community meeting for more than 50 residents at Ovando School Sept. 16. The panel included Powell County Commissioners Ralph Mannix, Jr., Dan Sager and Doug Crachy, House District 80 Representative Becky Beard and Deer Lodge Medical Center CEO Tony Pfaff. Powell County Attorney Kathryn McEnery also joined the panel later in the meeting.

OVANDO – More than 50 people attended a citizen-initiated meeting at the Ovando School Sept. 16 to discuss the Powell County Ambulance Service levy that the voters approved last November.

Ovando and Helmville residents expressed their concern that they would be paying taxes for a service they do not receive. While Powell County Commissioners and the Deer Lodge Medical Center CEO addressed so...



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