The Underwood satellite municipal office is going to remain open.
In a 5-4 recorded vote, council voted against the staff recommendation to close the service in Underwood.
With a handful of Underwood area residents looking on, Mayor Anne Eadie, who called for the recorded vote said "I just think it would be a big mistake to say they can't even have one person, out of all the employees we have, four mornings a week, (Mon-Thurs, 8:30am to 11:30am.)"
Eadie says the Kincardine Municipal Administrative Centre, is not central to the community and Underwood in the north of the municipality needs to be served.
She says the residents pay taxes like anyone else and for an estimated $27,000 a year, the town can afford to replace the part time revenue clerk, who retires at the end of the year.
Eadie says a personal presence in Underwood shows the municipality values the small communities within its borders.
Staff will now proceed with looking for a replacement for the position.
In the recorded vote, Mayor Anne Eadie; Deputy Mayor Marie Wilson and Councillors Dave Cuyler, Randy Roppel and Doug Kennedy voted to keep the Underwood office open.
Councillors Maureen Couture, Gerry Glover, Laura Haight and Bill Stewart voted to shut down the office.