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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Orangeville CAO Recommends Switch to OPP

Orangeville | by Phil DeLand  

A recorded vote on whether the town will switch from the municipal police to OPP will come November 25th.

The decision on whether or not to change police forces in Orangeville is coming in a couple of weeks.

During Monday night's council meeting, CAO Ed Brennan put forward his recommendation that the Town of Orangeville accept the OPP costing proposal.

The recorded vote on that decision will come at the November 25th meeting.

Council and staff heard from more than a dozen citizens during last nights meeting regarding their various concerns.

Some expressed concern over the loss of the "social aspect" current OPS officers provide.

There was also concern regarding the numbers which indicate a savings of upwards of $60-million by the 16th year of the transition.

Meanwhile, others were in favour of the change to OPP.

Those in favour said their reason is they don't want to continue to pay such high taxes.

Others said the town needs to start saving money and the police budget is a big area to start those savings.

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