LOWELL -- City Manager Kevin Murphy has signed a new ambulance contract with Trinity EMS, putting a close to a contract process that began several months ago.

The Board of Health voted 5-0 Wednesday night to give final confirmation to the contract, and Murphy said he signed the three-year deal Thursday after reviewing the pact.

"I think it is an excellent contract for the city," Murphy told The Sun.

Murphy said he was especially pleased with the financials of the deal.

The city will receive $253,890.66 in the first year in exchange for the services it provides Trinity, and the contract includes a maximum annual escalator of 3.5 percent.

The new deal, which starts July 1, gives the city the right at its discretion to extend the pact for two additional one-year terms.

Trinity has held the ambulance contract in Lowell since 1992.

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