The municipal elections are less than a month away and we asked both candidates running for Reeve of McKellar their thoughts on the OPP versus a municipal police force. Incumbent Reeve Peter Hopkins is happy with the OPP service in McKellar but believes the new funding model is unfair.
Ken Galloway is also running for Reeve and says the Association of Municipalities of Ontario did a good job reducing the impact of the OPP billing model but it wasn’t enough.
Reeve Candidate David Moore says in a written response – QUOTE – “Seguin, Archipelago, and Carling have apparently hired a consultant to report on the differentces between OPP and community based policing. However, we in McKellar will probably not be privy to the findings of this study unless we pay our fair share of the associated costs of the report which was quoted as totaling somewhere around $80-90,000.” END QUOTE
Residents will be voting by internet and telephone between October 14th at 10:00am until 8:00pm on Election Day, October 27th. Everyone should start receiving their voter instruction letters by next week and if you don’t get one by the end of next week, contact your municipal office to ensure you are on the voters list.