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Ord 61-2011 10/18/2011ORDINANCE NO. 61 -2011 Ordinance Granting Franchises For Ambulance Service To American Medical Response Ambulance Service Inc., And Trans Star Inc. WHEREAS, the Wichita Falls - Wichita County Public Health District received applications from American Medical Response Ambulance Service Inc. and Transtar Inc. for ambulance franchises, and a public hearing was held to receive comments regarding the granting of such franchises; WHEREAS, the applications submitted meet the requirements as set forth in Chapter 42 of the City's Code of Ordinances regulating ambulances, and each applicant represented that it: (1) has its primary facility located in the territorial limits of Wichita Falls; (2) maintains at least four ambulances currently licensed by the State of Texas, based at its primary facility; and (3) meets the minimum vehicle, equipment and staffing requirements for each ambulance as established by the Texas Dep't of State Health Services; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds the public convenience and necessity requires the operation of the ambulance services described herein, and the applicants are fit to conduct the ambulance business and have complied with the applicable requirements of Article II of Chapter 42 of the City's Code of Ordinances. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: 1. Franchises for ambulance service within the city limits of Wichita Falls are hereby granted to: • American Medical Response Service Inc., and • Transtar Inc. 2. These franchises shall expire on October 18, 2016. PASSED AND APPROVED this the 18th day of October, 2011. MAYOR ATTEST: City Clerk