South Glengarry is saying “no dice” to the Cornwall Community Police Service Board’s request for additional funding for fire dispatch services.
At its June 27 meeting, council agreed to accept a five-year term with the city of Cornwall for a cost of $218,820. Shortly after that, the service board said it wanted to add a two per cent per annum increase and an additional $10,000 implementation fee for start-up costs.
July 12, acting fire chief Dave Robertson sent a letter stating his displeasure to both Cornwall’s fire chief and deputy-chief. Council supports Mr. Robertson.
“I agree one hundred per cent,” said Councillor Trevor Bougie. “We were quoted a price. I’m on board with what he has done.” Mayor Ian McLeod agreed, saying that it was too late to change because an offer was made and accepted.