There will be some exemptions to the hiring policy for filling vacancies at the Town of Espanola.

Espanola council has been dealing with the policy since last fall, but is close to the final version.

The matter came up for discussion on Tuesday night with councilors agreeing they want to review all vacant municipal hirings.

Councillor Ken Duplessis moved for an amendment exempting volunteer firefighters and casual staffers from the policy.

Council agreed and the policy will now go back to Corporate Services for final review before coming back for passage as a bylaw.