The East Hampton town council plans to vote on a proposed transfer of $7,000 from the general fund for the creation of a mobile command unit to direct operations during disasters.
The council plans to discuss the proposal to convert an old ambulance into the mobile command center at their meeting tonight. before voting on whether to transfer the necessary money out of the general fund.
While fully-equipped command units can represent significant cost to a municipality, Town Manager Michael Maniscalco said that the repurposed ambulance would cost just $13,000. And with a matching grant from the state secured by Emergency Director Richard Kloztbier, the cost to the town would be just $7,000, the town manager said.
The town council meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library.