ADDISON - After 46 years, one organization in Addison is no longer in operation. A letter circulated to Addison Town Hall on Jan. 2, states the Addison Rescue Squad has been dissolved effective Dec. 31, 2019. The announcement came during the Addison town meeting Monday, Jan. 6.
“We got a letter in the mail,” Mayor Marsha Pigg stated. “They just don’t have the funds,” she cited from the letter. Also mentioned was the fact the rescue squad was no longer able to transport patients and had to wait at the scene for additional assistance.
The closing followed just two months after the town announced they might have a future use for the building. Pigg explained to the rescue squad members at the October town meeting that the town may need the building they were currently using and that the town would give them plenty of time to find a new location.
“The town does own the (rescue squad) building, but we let them use it with no rent,” Pigg stated. However, the letter cited lack of participation and funding as the reasons for closing, which came as a surprise to some local townspeople.
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