Town of Falher seeks extension

Richard Froese
South Peace News

The Town of Falher is asking to extend a current agreement for fire services with the M.D. of Smoky River until a new agreement is reached.

The decision was reached at the Dec. 14 meeting.

Town council plans to inform the M.D. that Falher has not received a notice termination in line with the specifics listed in the previous agreement.

“We would be extending the current agreement at the current rate for one year in order to continue negotiations on a new multi-year agreement,” CAO-in- training James Bell says.

Currently, Smoky River pays 75 per cent for fire services and 25 per cent is shared by the Town of Falher, the Town of McLennan, the Village of Donnelly and the Village of Girouxville.

The M.D. proposes funding be changed to 60-40 with the M.D. paying 60.

Falher proposes to create a special tax to help pay for fire services in the region.

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