PRRD looking to consider petition for Charlie Lake Fire Hall service expansions

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Instead of holding a referendum, the Peace River Regional District is looking to conside…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Instead of holding a referendum, the Peace River Regional District is looking to consider a petition for the expansion of services at the Charlie Lake Fire Hall.

The proposal to have a petition, rather than a referendum, was made by Board Chair and Director Brad Sperling as it would be the best option during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

Sperling is asking the Board to reconsider the previous resolution made on June 11 to hold a referendum, and instead invite two separate petitions from property owners for new road rescue and medical response services.

Currently, the Charlie Lake Fire Hall only provides fire protection and relies on Fort St. John for other services.

The need for expansion of services was brought to the District’s attention following the wildfire season of 2016.

The Board will review the proposal for a petition at a meeting on Thursday.

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