TRURO – Wilsons Fuel has won the tender to supply furnace oil and diesel fuel to Colchester County for the next five years.
Wilsons, the only bidder for the contract, will supply the fuel at .398 cents above the rack price for each type of fuel. The price is subject to market fluctuation.
The previous price with current supplier Superline Fuels is 4 cents above the rack price.
At current prices, the annual cost is close to $200,000 for an anticipated expense of approximately $1 million over the next five years.
The fuel is to be supplied to a number of buildings including the municipal (courthouse) building, Special Hazard Response and emergency management buildings in Bible Hill, the Kemptown balefill, the central and rural wastewater treatment plants, the Debert Water Utility, the Public Works building and the former Salmon River Elementary School.
Councillor Doug MacInness, who is employed by Wilson, declared a conflict on interest in the matter and did not participate in the council vote.