The councillors of Algonquin Highlands have decided to increase the OPP bill by nearly $240,000 in 2016.

Warden Carol Moffat says the cost is out of the townships control, and they have been passing the OPP increase directly to taxpayers.

Reeve Carol Moffatt says it’s a bit of a scary number. But, the good news is that staff have done a good job keeping the rest of it down to a dull roar.