Richmond Hill Investigates Regional Fire Service Amalgamation

At a recent Council meeting Richmond Hill Council unanimously passed a motion to have York Region perform a study to investigate the possibility of amalgamating all municipal fire departments in York Region into one Region wide service.
I presented an amendment to this motion to ensure that our staff also report back to Richmond Hill Council with a report further to the Regional report, to ensure that all details and implications of a potential amalgamation will be clear to Richmond Hill Council and citizens. This is important to ensure that whatever decision is finally made will be in the best interests of Richmond Hill taxpayers in both the short and longer terms. To read the Council staff report please click here.