Parrsboro mayor feels county negotiations could be futile

Rose Willigar
Send to a friend

Send this article to a friend.

PARRSBORO: The Town of Parrsboro and the County have yet to reach an agreement on fire services.
Parrsboro Mayor Doug Robinson says he feels as though negotiations are limited because the County motioned to approve the proposal offered to the Town of Parrsboro, which the Mayor said the Town has not agreed to the proposal.
"In my mind once it becomes a motion of council how can the committee set up for negotiating the terms. Once they made it a motion at the council meeting in my mind they've cut off negotiations," Parrsboro's Mayor said.
"The difference between what the county is offering and we've proposed isn't that much of a money difference until you consider they want us to sign a contract locking in what they've offered with a 2.5 per cent increase yearly for fifteen years," Robinson said.
"When you consider the rising cost of operations such as fuel or the cost increases on equipment and the way they have combined the capital cost and operating cost we won't get the percentage increase required to operate if they use the 2.5 formula," the Mayor continued.
"Whatever agreement the other municipalities have agreed to may work for them," the Mayor stated adding that he has not seen the agreement between the County and the other municipal units but reiterated that he doesn't agree with the terms the County has offered for Parrsboro.
"I'm sure if the Town and the County sat down and really negotiated the terms something could get worked out, but that can't happen if the County motions to accept what they've offered us at their council meetings. Again, that to me would seem as though they've cut off negotiations," Robinson said.

Geographic location: Parrsboro

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Thanks for voting!

Top of page