News Espanola municipal hiring policy fine-tuned SHARE ON: Rosalind Russell, staff Thursday, Jun. 27th, 2019 The LaCloche Foothills Municipal Association is looking at hiring a regional economic development officer for the four-member municipalities. Espanola council has given its approval to the move, the first of the four to do so. Photo by Rosalind Russell – myespanolanow.com/myalgomamanitoulinnow.com staff 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.