PARRY SOUND – The town is done adding fluoride to municipal water – almost.
Last night town council rescinded an earlier resolution approving fluoridation upgrades to the Tony Agnello Water Treatment Plant; the upgrades were necessary to continue fluoridating the municipal water supply.
The upgrade would have cost taxpayers $250,000.
Once again, the council chambers were packed with supporters and members of Parry Sounders for Progressive Water Management – the group that has urged the town to drop fluoride treatment.
The motion was brought back by Coun. Paul Borneman, as he was on the prevailing side of the original vote to make the upgrades necessary in order to keep adding fluoride to the water supply.
In a recorded vote, all of council voted in favour of the resolution, except Coun. Bonnie Keith.
If approved by formal bylaw next month, the change must be posted for 21 days for public comment before coming into effect.