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LIVE AT 6 P.M.: City council to vote on fire service level adjustment tonight

Council will receive their first COVID-19 update since coming out of the provincial stay-at-home order
Greater Sudbury city council will meet Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. (File)

Greater Sudbury city council will meet Tuesday evening at 6 p.m.

On the agenda this evening is a motion to adjust fire services levels, with a focus on Station 16 in Val Therese.

Three options are on the table for council to debate, they are as follows:

  1. Reassign existing full-time staff from Main Station ladder truck
  2. Convert Station 16 to volunteer
  3. Close an existing full-time station and reassign the firefighters to Station 16 and other career stations

On Aug. 31, 2020, an interest arbitration between the City of Greater Sudbury and the Sudbury Professional Firefighter’s Association, Local 527 (SPFFA) concluded.

The arbitration board ruled in favour of the SPFFA’s proposal to increase staffing at Station 16 from two full-time firefighters to four full-time firefighters per shift.

Council will also receive their 16th COVID-19 update this evening, the first update since the city emerged from the provincial stay-at-home order and into the Orange (Restrict) Zone.

You can watch this evening's meeting below.