Staff in Owen Sound will meet with representatives from the Ontario Provincial Police on Wednesday to discuss a policing quote.
Wayne Ritchie is the City Manager -- and he tells Bayshore Broadcasting News it'll be the inaugural meeting between the OPP and the City.
Council in January supported a motion to pursue a bid from the provincial police, and Ritchie says Wednesday's meeting will be the beginning of a long process.
Talks will begin at 2 PM at the Owen Sound Police Service's headquarters.
Members of the OSPD will attend the gathering, alongside the mayor and staff.
The City police department is expected to cost property taxpayers $7.03-million in 2016, which is about a quarter of Owen Sound $27-million operating budget.
But the police department also generates about $1-million in revenue from its dispatch service.
A letter from the Owen Sound Police Services Board had requested that Council establish an Ad-Hoc Committee to review policing costs in the Scenic City.
Councillors on Monday voted to defer a decision until April.