Oxford remains firm on fire services dispute with county

Rose Willigar
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OXFORD - There will be no deal made between Oxford and the Municipality of Cumberland County in regards to fire services, according to town CAO Darrel White.

The town refused the countys current offer of $37,000 per year for services offered by the town fire department to areas outside of town in the county municipality, White announced at its monthly council session on Feb. 4.

The status quo arrangement sees the town receiving $34,000 annually for the service, according to White, who said the four towns should stick together on the issues.

The Town of Oxford has made a counter offer of $47,000 operational costs and an additional $10,000 capital cost, he said. This offer will remain open to the county and we will be advising the county that we will remain firm on our offer.

The five municipal units had met to discuss the fire services agreement the previous week.

Newly appointed Oxford Fire Chief Tory Rushton said he would hope that a deal could be worked out in regards to the fire services.

Geographic location: Oxford, Cumberland County

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