Cramahe Twp. office staff may not be eating in the basement of the town hall after all.
Township council agreed in January to a request by staff to locate some furniture on the lower level so they can have privacy at lunch. It appeared that staff had done the research and the OPP was okay with the move.
But that may not be so.
Councillor Pat Westrope raised the issue during the budget discussions on Feb. 14. The councillor expressed her dissatisfaction with the proposed use. Subsequent to the January meeting of council she spoke with OPP Inspector Doug Borton, head of the local detachment. The inspector told her that the OPP would not have as regular attendance in the community if the room were not available during the lunch period.
Ms. Westrope stated that Cramahe Community Policing has not been well treated by the township and the proposed move would affect them too.
She recognises staff needs a place to eat and relax and suggested the west side of the north room on the second floor be partitioned off and set up for staff. It would be closer to the washrooms and kitchen and more in keeping for staff.
Deputy Mayor Jim Williams still hankers for a downstairs location and suggested there is a lot of material stored there that could be removed.
Staff will discuss the Westrope proposal.