At last night’s Town Council meeting, it was announced that a new fire truck will be purchased by the Town of Antigonish, with a price tag of six hundred thousand dollars. The new pumper truck will replace an older unit on the fleet that was over thirty years old.
Council also approved a motion to allow a new 25 year plan that will replace the entire fleet of trucks. Mayor Laurie Boucher says the new plan is essential to protect the citizens of Antigonish, including the firefighters of the area:
Boucher says this new fire levy that will be introduced is common in other areas. The levy equates to 2.6 cents per $100.