Bay Roberts accepts tender on new fire truck

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The Town of Bay Roberts will be getting a new fire truck.

Council unanimously accepted a tender on a new vehicle during the November 24 public meeting.

The Town had received two bids, one from Metalfab Ltd,. at a cost of $344,328 and the other from Micmac Fire & Safety Source Ltd., at $299,248 (both prices are quotes before HST). Director of Protective Services Justin Parsons and Fire Chief Doug Mercer recommended that council approved Micmac Fire & Safety Source’s bid.

Councillor Geoff Seymour inquired about the expected delivery time on the new vehicle, and Mayor Philip Wood said that he believed it would be delivered by next fall.

The company building the truck is based out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Mark Squibb, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Shoreline News