The Marion County Ambulance District administration building will be expanding, following approval from the district board to acquire the land and build an addition.

The board approved purchasing about a half an acre of land next to the administration building for the purpose of building a two bay garage to the existing administration building during their meeting last week.

During that meeting, they also approved purchasing the iSimulate education system and reviewed the annual audit report.

The board approved purchasing the property for an amount not to exceed $30,000, which they agreed was high for non-residential property, but felt since the garage is needed and  the district has the funds available, they should proceed.

“I was disappointed,” said Chief John Nemes of negotiating to try to get a better price for the weed-covered lot. “I’d hoped they would work with us more.”

See more in this week's Palmyra Spectator.