Council requests extension to respond to OPP proposal
Espanola council has requested a two-month extension to respond to the OPP costing proposal.
The OPP costing proposal was presented to council last fall on Sept. 20 with a sixmonth window to respond. At the time, council was told there would be renovation costs to the OPP facility on Highway 17, as well as to the Espanola Police Station on Highway 6.
Council was not provided with the renovation costs until early January. The cost to renovate the OPP station is estimated to be $421,500.
At the Jan. 30 special meeting, council passed a resolution requesting a two-month extension to the response time of March 20 to the OPP proposal.
Councillor Bill Foster said there are two reasons as to why council needs an extension.