At their meeting last night Flin Flon City Council agreed to take a resolution to the Association of Manitoba Municipalities annual meeting. It asks them to lobby the government on reimbursing costs incurred by the local Fire Department when called out to a vehicle accident on the highway. Councilor Bill Hanson explained when the Jaws of Life and the rescue truck are called out Manitoba Public Insurance reimburses the cost involved at a flat rate no matter what the cost and Council would like to see actual costs covered.
Council will also encourage the AMM to continue to lobby the government to allow municipalities to introduce a base tax so all taxpayers in the community pay their fair share of local taxes. Mayor Cal Huntley says the resolution has already been passed at an AMM meeting and all communities in the province support a base tax but the government won’t move to allow them to make use of it.
And Council accepted the Fire Chiefs report for February indicating six incidents during the month.