Item Coversheet

City of Georgetown, Texas
City Council Regular Meeting
September 10, 2019

SUBJECT:
First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Georgetown, Texas granting Bluebird Medical Enterprise, LLC, dba Allegiance Mobile Health, a franchise to operate a medical transfer service -- John Sullivan, Fire Chief
ITEM SUMMARY:

The purpose of this agenda item it to grant a medical transfer service (MTS) franchise agreement extension in accordance to Chapter 2.29 of Georgetown Municipal Ordinance(s). To protect and promote the public health, safety, and welfare of Georgetown residents by ensuring continued medical transfer services, it is requested that the six-month notice requirement be waived.

Georgetown Fire Department has reviewed the application(s) and recommends approval.

Approval of this ordinance will allow the franchisee the following:

1. Non-exclusive privilege to provide non-emergency transfer services in Georgetown

2. Back-up to 9-1-1 ambulance service to the City

3. A three (3) year agreement with optional three (3) year extension if requested six (6) months prior to the expiration date of this agreement

A copy of the Franchise Extension Ordinance Chapter 14.28 Article II has been included for your review and reference.

If approved, a second reading of this ordinance is tentatively scheduled for September 24, 2019.

FINANCIAL IMPACT:
Franchise fee to cover costs associated with program oversight and enforcement.
SUBMITTED BY:
John Sullivan, Fire Chief
ATTACHMENTS:
Description
Chapter 14.28, Article II - Allegience
Allegiance Franchise Extension Ordinance