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A Taylorville City official is changing his position on a controversial vote on ambulance services. Ward One Alderman Ray Koonce says this comes after careful consideration and a number of guarantees:

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Last week the council voted six to two to consider allowing dispatchers to offer city ambulance to 911 callers. They are currently limited by ordinance to offering Dunn's and Sutton's, the two for-profit ambulance services. The vote came after a complaint to Fire Chief Mike Crews about a slow response time to a call.

 The vote last week brought criticism the move could bring added expense to the city budget, and would take business away from the for-profit services.

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