An insurance battle has been controlling the aftermath of the Sullivan County ambulance barn burning down.
County officials met at 8 PM Thursday night in a special meeting in hopes of announcing a resolution.
The lowest bid that county commissioners received to rebuild the barn is more than 50 thousand dollars less than what the insurance company is willing to pay.
Sullivan commissioners held a special meeting to determine whether or not to accept the insurance money of $246 thousand Dollars or make a counter offer. The lowest bid to fix the ambulance barn came in at $316 thousand, but the engineer involved has concerns on this particular bidder, even if the county were to go with them.
“If we had $246,000 to build with, I’d say we couldn’t get done what we need to do that they have offered us for on that project. I mean we could probably build a pole-type structure maybe, but I think we’d be cutting some corner with places, and doing without some things to do that,” says Robert Davis, President of the Sullivan County Commissioners.
The commissioners decided to table the issue until February 6th.
It’s been almost a year since the barn burned down. In the meantime emergency crews remain at a temporary location.