An arrangement to use the Columbus Centre on Parsons Court in Goderich as the community's emergency shelter is likely to continue.
At its recent meeting, Mayor Deb Shewfelt called for a recorded vote on whether to compensate the Knights of Columbus five thousand dollars a year to keep the Hall on standby.
The motion passed by a margin of four votes to three.
Citing staffing costs, the Knights of Columbus had approached Council well before the August tornado requesting the compensation.
The Columbus Centre gets its back-up power from a nearby municipal generator.
During the August weather -- event officials had to clear a wedding party from the facility at they hurried the conversion to an emergency shelter.