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Funded vacancies in Fire Department to be filled

Dec 9, 2014
Funded vacancies in Fire Department to be filled

All funded vacancies in the Fire Department will be filled in the current 2014/15 financial year, although this “will not address the understaffing”.

A report to the Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC) points out that the department is currently in excess of 200 people short “to bring the shifts to a minimum of two per station,” adding that the understaffing will not be addressed in 2014/15 “as a result of insufficient budget”. Statutory overtime, however, has been budgeted for in this financial year.

The MPAC Report also reveals that trials have been done with water-based premix for the filling of potholes but that it did “not withstand the turning movement of heavy vehicles.

MPAC wants Infrastructure and Engineering to undertake a desk top study to establish best practices in other countries with regard to the challenge presented by potholes. - metrominutes


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