Ratepayers in Langham voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday, September 20 against a proposal for a regional police force.
A total of 406 residents voted “No” while 38 voted “Yes” in a non-binding plebiscite on the question: “Should the Town of Langham form a regional police force with the Town of Dalmeny, with the understanding that the following costs would be associated with this service?
“An increase in our policing cost from $55,000/year to approximately $300,000/year. This works out to an increase of approximately $460/year in property tax per household; (and) Estimated start-up costs of $100,000.”
A total of 445 electors voted in the referendum, which was held in conjunction with a council byelection.