Council for the Town of Espanola first requested an OPP Costing in January 2015. Due to changes in the OPP Billing Model, there was a moratorium on costing which was lifted in November 2015. As there were communities ahead of us that had also requested a costing, we were in a second group of municipalities to proceed with this initiative.
A site visit occurred in July 2016 and since this time there has been an exchange of information. There are concerns with our existing police station which will need to be addressed. A resolution to this issue is expected once the OPP costing has been received.
There have been delays to the timelines as originally indicated and the OPP proposal to the municipal council is expected in May/June. Council will then have approximately 6 months to analyze the information and seek community input.
Questions will be accumulated an answered in a FAQ.