Ste. Agathe Fire Hall Gets More Expensive

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Plans have been underway for some time to build a new fire hall in Ste. Agathe. 

Last year, Ritchot’s council pegged the costs at $2.25 million, and early recruitment meetings were even held in early 2016. The municipality received authorization to borrow those funds, which would cover the hall itself as well as a new fire truck and fire protection materials. These expenditures were included in the 2017 budget.

Since the budget passed in August, however, the estimated cost of the project has increased by $600,000, bringing the total cost to $2.85 million.

Council indicates that they don’t intend to borrow more money, although they 
want to maintain the current scope of the project. Therefore, they propose 
to withdraw the additional $600,000 from the municipality’s general reserve.

A public hearing in respect to this expenditure has been scheduled for October 12 at 7:00 at the municipal offices in St. Adolphe.

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