The trend continues… value in local policing cannot be bargained away to save a few dollars, or in Midland’s case to actually spend hundreds of thousands MORE on OPP and get less services not to mention the millions of tax dollars to be paid up front to disband the Midland Police. Yet we continue… spending $75,000 + on consultants to tell council what anyone with smartphone and a calculator app could have seen on February 8th when the quote came in far higher than any proponents had hoped.
Just like Aylmer earlier this week and community after community this spring and summer, Deep River’s council met to deliberate their service delivery model and the costs to achieve it for their community. The North Renfrew Times reports tonight:
TOWN VOTES TO KEEP POLICE: There was a packed house at town hall Wednesday night as Deep River council met to deal with the issue of the town’s police services. In a 7-0 recorded vote, council agreed to “affirm” the Deep River Police Service as “the desired policing model for the town of Deep River.” The resolution goes on to say that council “will continue to work with the Deep River Police Services Board to deliver excellence in policing to the town of Deep River and explore potential efficiencies and areas of cost savings.” For more on this story, watch next week’s North Renfrew Times…