Westville to hold special meeting to discuss MOU

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WESTVILLE – There was no decision reached by the Town of Westville on the memorandum of understanding put forward by Pictou, New Glasgow and the Municipality of Pictou County during their town council meeting on Monday night.

With the MOU being signed on Friday the Town of Westville never received a copy from the three municipalities until Monday. They decided that they would hold a special meeting to discuss the MOU and whether they would participate because they didn’t feel they had enough time to look at it before their Monday meeting. The town had asked multiple times during the creation of the MOU to be involved in the discussions, but was not included.

According to the notice they received the three municipalities want an answer on if they will participate by Sept. 22.

Coun. Lynn MacDonald stated some concerns, one being that they’re asking for a minimum cost of $25,000 from each unit. She said her concern is that that amount could and “probably will” increase.

Her second concern was that they would not be able to bring any of their thoughts forward to be part of the MOU as she understood they need to accept it as is or not take part.

Mayor Roger MacKay stated he believed they would be able to include changes or additional information as part of the MOU if they decided to sign on. Council said they would determine this before their special meeting and discussion.

Geographic location: Westville

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  • Westville Taxpayer
    August 28, 2014 - 12:01

    It would be great if ALL towns could be a part of this. Westville residents pay an extraordinary amount in taxes and if joining this group would give a glimmer of hope of lowering taxes, then why not join?! No one wants to live in Westville due to the high tax rate and I can't say I blame them.

  • Westville resident
    August 27, 2014 - 08:05

    Each and every time something comes about the opportunity for Westville to be part of something that could or will be good for its citizens the sitting council finds every excuse to find to shoot it full of holes. If this is about money which the councillor is so worried about or not being able to make changes then it appears to me that we have a sitting council who only it looking out for one thing ! Themselves and not giving us the opportunity to speak to this issue. Westville is going to be on the outside looking in when this comes to an end and who do thank. yes the sitting council and their petty concerns. Get with it people the time is now

  • stan easton
    August 26, 2014 - 17:08

    Westville wake up and smell the coffee.we need change here in pictou county and the mayor and council of Westville always squirm out of it