Council delays fire department review for now

Fire dept. review goes on the backburner for a little while longer.

  • Wed Sep 16th, 2015 8:00am
  • News

District of Sooke council has decided to delay a fire department review, although it went through a month-long bidding process to award a contract.

Now council will push the issue to its long-term financial planning committee for further study.

The review is being carried out to provide council with a high-level overview of Sooke Fire Rescue current level of service and equipment. It’s designed as a 20-year planning tool.

Coun. Kerrie Reay said she was concerned the review bids wouldn’t cover off everything council was looking for in the review, and may need to be retendered to get more information.

“The long-term planning committee is where we could take a better look at how best to move forward.

This is taxpayers money and we have to be very cautious how we spend it,” Reay said.

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