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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Brockton Council moving to Bruce county

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

A deal has been struck where Brockton rents the County Council chamber.


If all goes as planned Brockton will begin holding all its Council meeting at the County of Bruce Administrative Building by July.

The County has agreed to rent out its County Council Chambers to Brockton for 200 dollars a meeting.

The move will allow Brockton to convert its current Council Chamber into additional office and work space for municipal staff.

Brockton’s Municipal Office is currently bursting at the seams with employees crammed together in small areas.

The plan is to convert the current Council Chamber into four new offices as well as a board room.

Mayor David Inglis believes this is a great opportunity to provide staff with much needed space while entering into a fruitful partnership with the County.

Brockton has 22 Council meetings a year, this would work out to be $4,440 dollars in rent money a year. 

If the municipality was in need of holding a special meeting, Inglis says they could keep costs low by holding it in the Fire Hall.

The relocation idea stems from one of the recommendations coming out of the Municipal Services Review where it was suggested that Brockton share services or facilities where possible to address the current lack of office space for staff.

Brockton’s Municipal Office is located in the Walkerton Canada Post Building which it has been leasing space for over 20 years.

Brockton is the only municipality in all of Bruce County that doesn't own its own Municipal Building. 


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