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Woodstock Getting Cash for Court Security

Woodstock will start getting transfer payments from the province to help with court security. That starts with 56-thousand dollars this year, and works up to 170-thousand in the third and final year of the agreement. Woodstock has been paying the full cost of court security at the Oxford County Courthouse when Woodstock Police was formed in 2009. Last year, the city asked the County to help share the cost, but council said "no". Woodstock Mayor Pat Sobeski says they won't be asking again this year. "No, again the County used to subsidize to the tune of $280,000 when we were OCPS (Oxford Community Police Service). When the Woodstock Police was form, they determined it's Woodstock's responsibility and they would end the subsidy. Hopefully that's behind us." Woodstock pays about 500-thousand a year for security at the courthouse, and to transfer prisoners.

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