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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Police Station Expansion Possible

Shelburne | by Phil DeLand  
The Town CAO presented a report on a proposed expansion of the Shelburne Police station.

Town staff was tasked with figuring out if an expansion to the current Shelburne Police station was possible with a $3-million budget.

During last night's meeting, CAO Denyse Morrissey presented the report that was requested by Mayor Wade Mills at a previous council meeting.

The proposed expansion would increase the capacity from roughly 2,600 square feet to 8,700 square feet.

Wade Mills noted that it would move all of the essentials from the basement to the main floor.

Morrissey said the $3-million loan would be amortized over a 20-year period at 3 per cent interest.

She said it would have a tax impact of 2.88 per cent over that period.

Morrissey presented a second option of a 15-year amortization which would have a tax hit over 7.7 per cent.

Steve Burnett of S. Burnett and Associates displayed a general layout of what the proposed facility would look like which includes the basement, the first floor and the second floor.

Mills said everything is going to move fast now that the numbers are in because council is still under a deadline of July 15th to decide whether or not to go with the OPP.

He said the next step is to take what was presented tonight to the police services board meeting next week and get feed back there.

Mills went on to say the proposal deserves a careful look.

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