CLIFTON PARK -- The Town of Clifton Park has renewed its contract with the Clifton Park & Halfmoon Emergency Corps to provide emergency medical services to the town .
The Clifton Park Town board unanimously voted to extend the contract earlier this month.
The contract stipulates that CPHM will provide emergency services within the town's boundaries for one year. The municipality first entered into the agreement with the emergency corps in 2013, and has renewed it on an annual basis ever since.
The previous contract expired at the end of 2019. Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett said the town had been in conversations with the emergency corps to renew the contract since its expiration.
In the contract CPHM agreed to provide emergency medical services and advanced life support care on a 24-hour per day, 7-days per week basis, for the town. The 2020 Town of Clifton Park budget allocates $700,000 to cover CPHM's services.
While Clifton Park does not have a town property tax, it does have an emergency medical services tax.
Barrett noted at the meeting that the contract renewal was in line with the town's overall goal of continuing to provide not only stable healthcare services close to home for residents, but a wider variety of them.
"The continued expansion of the healthcare services available here in Clifton Park is a wonderful thing for our town for many reasons," Barrett said.
The board passed the resolution with no comment.