Council Says No to OPP Costing

Obscenely high and unsustainable policing costs. OPP bills are destroying communities its officers are supposed to protect. Apparent self-interest is cloaked in the guise of public safety needs. Where is the political outrage while OPP costs continue to climb? Who is going to bring policing costs in this province under control?

Council Says No to OPP Costing

Postby Thomas » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:06 am

Motion to investigate OPP taking over Shelburne policing services voted down by town council.

(Shelburne) - Shelburne Police are here to stay.

At Shelburne Town Council on Monday, some members of council, and Mayor Ken Bennington voted against the motion to pursue an OPP costing.

This motion was brought forward in the past by Councillor Wade Mills.

The issue came forward because building a brand new police building was not affordable for the next 2 years.

After gathering facts, a sub-committee put together a report that it would cost roughly 4 million dollars.

Knowing this information council debated on pursuing an OPP detachment.

The negatives outweighed positives with exchanging the municipal police system with the OPP.

It would have taken two years to implement the OPP costing and it would take 2 years before Shelburne could afford to upgrade their facilities.

Council put the motion to a vote.

And in a 5-2 vote against the motion was determined to not pursue the OPP costing.

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