Vista Towing has reacted swiftly to the City of North Battleford’s decision to award a sole-sourced towing and impound contract to Lash-Berg Towing.
In a notice submitted to the News-Optimist, Vista Towing announced they are pulling out of plans to relocate their main office to North Battleford.
“Due to actions taken by the City of North Battleford Vista Towing will no longer be moving our main office to 10706 Industrial Ave,” the notice stated. “Our company will continue operations at 542- 18th Street Battleford.”
They also announced their property on Industrial Avenue is now for sale or long-term lease.
Vista Towing had been vocal in their opposition to the city’s plans to issue an RFP to sole-source towing and impound services provided to the RCMP and Community Safety Officers. Previously, towing services to the RCMP and CSOs were divided amongst all the towing companies operating in the city.
At August’s council meeting, Washburn had presented petitions to City Hall in an attempt to stop the RFP, but the petitions were ruled not valid as they fell short of the required number of names.