News

Lynden imposes ambulance fee

Lynden imposes ambulance fee

Photo: clipart.com

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

LYNDEN, Wash. – Homes, businesses and schools in Lynden will soon have to pay a $6 monthly utility fee to help fund ambulance services.

The Lynden City Council approved the ambulance fee by a 5-to-2 vote on Monday night.

Lynden Fire Chief Gary Baar says the new fee means that people in Lynden won’t have to wait longer for an ambulance when they call 9-1-1.

Play Gary Bar on ambulance response time

He says Lynden has the second-busiest fire station in the county.

The cost of ambulance services in Lynden has gone also up because they lost 19 volunteer firefighters last year.

The city could start charging the new fee sometime this summer.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 2

Fresh
milli

A look back on the Hollywood headlines of years past.

in Sports

Mullin considers turning around St John’s an ‘obligation’

Chris Mullin at the New Liberty Theatre in New York. 
Credit :	Joseph Marzullo/Wenn.com

St. John alum returns to coach where he once led his team to Final Four

in Sports

NFL will view photos from Hardy’s domestic violence trial

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) runs on the the field during player introductions before the start of an NFL football game in Charlotte, NC, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

Suspension possible for newly signed Cowboy

in Viral Videos

WATCH: Mime through time

19-overlay

A hilarious and very well costumed musical journey through time.

Bellingham Traffic