Puslinch council approves $5,500 for fire department office furniture

Puslinch council has authorized $5,500 to be spent on office furniture (including installation) for the fire department.

The money was already allocated within the 2015 capital budget.

The report before council on April 1 was to advise councillors on the steps being taken to address the township furniture needs and to establish a corporate standard.

In 2014 the township acquired office furniture for the fire prevention area and the office of the deputy chief through Bakers at Work Office Furniture.

Now it is recommended that the new office furniture be installed to further accommodate staff.

Council’s report noted that current furniture used by the department was acquired second hand many years ago and includes some ad hoc furniture pieces.

As a result, staff is recommending that a consistent look and design be utilized throughout the township fire department office area while establishing functional standard work spaces.

The existing furniture will be donated to Habitat for Humanity or another similar organization.