Westville takes initial steps to review municipal boundaries

Sueann Musick
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WESTVILLE – The Town of Westville is staying one step ahead when it comes to reviewing its municipal boundaries.

Town planner and development officer Roland Burek reported to Westville council Monday he has done the necessary research for the municipal boundaries review application that will be presented to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. It will have two recommendations: to stay with the status quo of two ward systems in the town or do away with the ward system and have councillors voted in as members at large.

Burek said he has done research on both scenarios and the information will also be presented to town council. A public meeting must also be held before the Dec. 31 deadline.

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board is required to conduct municipal boundary reviews every four years that look at the numbers and boundaries of municipal polling districts and the number of councillors. After receiving the application, the board will contact the town and will give the public an opportunity to further voice its opinion. It will issue a written decision on the application within 60 days after the hearing. 

Organizations: Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, Westville council

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