NEW STATION FOR SAUGEEN SHORES POLICE 6/13/2017 9:55:23 AM
A new police station just makes sense.
That was the consensus at last night's Council meeting where elected representatives voted 9-0 on the new build.
Shores Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Police Services Board, Luke Charbonneau says that the new station will be replacing one that is only 17-years-old, but ha bs multiple structural deficiencies, and no longer serves the needs of the local police service.
The estimated cost for the new construct is approximately $6.8 million. In contrast, adding a second floor and renovating the current building would cost only around $100 000 less. Building new also eliminates the risk of scheduling issues and relocating the police service during construction which could be problematic.
Charbonneau says that the project could be completed within the next year-and-a-half.
The decision will cost Saugeen Shores taxpayers an additional $63 per year for the next 20 years.
The suggested location would be in the Port Elgin Industrial Park on MacKenzie Road.