Highlands East Mayor Dave Burton says don’t fix it if it’s not broken.

Burton was referring to proposed changes to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act.

A major concern mentioned by Acting Fire Chief Chris Baughman is a provision that would call for mandatory training and certification for new recruits by January 1st of next year.

The proposal also says firefighters currently on the roster must be trained and certified by January 1st of 2020.

Burton says there are no positives in this proposed legislation.

According to a report shown to Highlands East council on Wednesday, the deadline to submit feedback to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is March 11.

Baughman told council that if the legislative changes pass it its current form, it could cost the municipality between $60,000-$70,000 a year.