Following the fire on the St. Paul Grazing Reserve on April 22, 2015 administration calculated the actual tangible cost of the fire based on fuel consumption and other expenses which totaled $2,579.79 as well as the cost of fighting the fire based on the fire agreements which totaled $18,868.29.
The St. Paul Grazing Reserve is requesting that Council waive the $18,868.29 fees based on the fee schedule. If Council agrees to waive the fees, the SPGR will pay $3,000 to cover the actual costs and they would make a $3,000 donation to be distributed proportionately to the St. Paul Fire Department and the Ashmont Fire Department.
Section 6.6 of Fire Protection Bylaw No. 1401 states that in the vent that the owner or occupant of any land within the County disputes the amount of an account issued under Part 6.1, such owner or occupant shall have a period of thirty days from the date of mailing of the account to appeal the amount of the account to Council and the decision of Council on any such appeal shall be final and binding upon the owner or occupant of the land and shall not be subject to any further appeal.
This item to be discussed prior to the 1:30 delegation.