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Yarmouth County Councils Have First Consolidation Talk

On February 4, 2020, the three Municipalities of Yarmouth County participated in a discussion regarding municipal government and possible consolidation.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MUNICIPAL COUNCILS FROM YARMOUTH COUNTY HAVE THEIR FIRST DISCUSSION REGARDING POTENTIAL CONSOLIDATION AND REFORM

On February 4, 2020, the three Municipalities of Yarmouth County participated in a discussion regarding municipal government and possible consolidation.

As municipal leaders, there are concerns regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of our multiple municipal shared service agreements. The three municipal units agree that change is required in the interest of our residents.

The municipalities were well represented and participated in a session supported by Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing, along with elected and appointed officials from Windsor and West Hants. Windsor-West Hants will be consolidated effective April 1, 2020.

There were many questions raised at this session, some of which cannot be answered at this time. All three municipalities agree that we are in the early stages of work related to structural change. This joint conversation is expected to continue in the near future.

The initial session was facilitated by Allister Surette, President of the Université Sainte Anne, and former facilitator for the dissolution of the Town of Bridgetown.

Media Contacts:

Municipality of Argyle Danny Muise, Warden 902-746-8287
Municipality of Yarmouth Leland Anthony, Warden 902-740-2187
Town of Yarmouth Pam Mood, Mayor 902-749-6442

 

Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood

Contacts

Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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