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Friday , 28 January 2022

Town of Vegreville & County of Minburn No. 27 Approve 10-Year, Joint Fire and Emergency Services Agreement

The Town of Vegreville and the County of Minburn No. 27 have come to terms on a joint Fire and Emergency Services Agreement.

The new agreement will come into effect on January 1, 2022 and will carry through until December 31, 2031.

“The Town of Vegreville is happy to enter into this agreement with the County of Minburn,” Tim MacPhee, Mayor, Town of Vegreville said. “Council is exceptionally proud of the Vegreville Fire Department’s highly trained members and know they’re up to task of continuing to help protect our neighbours within the county. Council is also happy to further develop our relationship with the County of Minburn as we know collaboration and cooperation are keys to the mutual success of our municipalities.”

Highlights of the agreement include:

  • A 10-year Joint Capital Plan with both the Town of Vegreville and the County of Minburn No. 27 contributing $80,000 on an annual basis for capital purchases going forward.
  • A service area agreement that will see the Vegreville Fire Department respond to calls within the County of Minburn No. 27 territory from Highway 36 west to the county border.

“The County of Minburn is pleased to have reached a long-term fire services agreement with the Town of Vegreville,” Roger Konieczny, Reeve, County of Minburn No. 27 said. “We appreciate the level of professionalism and quality of service the Vegreville Fire Department provides, and we are fortunate to have them as our partners for the next 10 years. We believe this agreement gives the opportunity to enhance our intermunicipal relationship while providing County residents in the Vegreville area with exceptional emergency services.”

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.