CARSTAIRS - Town council has approved the new Carstairs/Mountain View County Joint Fire Hall Co-ownership agreement, two weeks after county council approved the same agreement.
The county and the Town of Carstairs are jointly funding the construction of the new $4 million Carstairs fire hall, which is currently being built just east of Highway 2A in the town.
The new joint agreement reflects the ownership responsibilities of both parties, outlines the role of the inter-municipal collaboration committee to deal with future capital expenses related to the project, and lays a framework for the Town of Carstairs to be the managing partner of the facility, he said.
The new county-Carstairs agreement sets the county’s ownership interest in the new hall at 47 per cent and the Town of Carstairs at 53 per cent.
The current Carstairs fire hall will be re-purposed by the municipality for other town uses, officials say.